Why the North Should Have Seceded From the South: The Political Economy of Slavery With Jeffrey Hummel

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Could slavery have survived in a separate South, or would the increased ease of reaching freedom have destroyed slavery in the fragile Southern states? Could secession have been a lifesaver, and where might we be today if that path had been taken? Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, a widely-cited expert on the Civil War, discusses the the political economy of slavery, and why it’s a shame the North didn’t secede from the South. Hummel’s erudition on this topic is legendary, and the new edition of his book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men is not to be missed. Join Jeffrey Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm ET, and bring your questions!

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