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“A Blundering Generation” Lecture Series with Gary Hylander: Compromise of 1850 (YP)

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hoping to settle the boundaries of slavery, Henry Clay of Kentucky proposed a non-negotiable compromise known as the Compromise of 1850. Just six years later, partisan politics shattered this uneasy truce as Democrat Stephen Douglas proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, reopening the question of the expansion of slavery. The nation was roiled by events in “Bleeding Kansas,” the publication of Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the growing Abolitionist movement.

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Date:
October 13, 2018
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Organizer

Youville Place
Phone:
7818613535

Venue

Youville Place
10 Pelham Rd
Lexington, 02421
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Phone:
781-861-3535

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