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Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

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2410 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
717-232-7286 http://dcls.org

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February 2020

Free

Hari Jones–Hidden Histories Program: The American Civil War: A War for Freedom

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library, 2410 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Though a vast majority of historians agree that the institution of slavery was what cause the war, Scott Hancock, an associate professor of History and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College, asks “Who caused the American Civil War?” Hancock will answer this question by considering how some of the most powerless people in the antebellum United States–Black women, men, and children escaping slavery–helped cause a bitter and bloody war that eventually led to emancipation for all African Americans. His talk puts…

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