"Slavery's Reach" Author Event

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"Slavery's Reach" Author Event

Sat., Jun 20, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111


Included with $8-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Join Professor Christopher P. Lehman in a conversation about his latest book, Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State.

The book explores the flow of money from southern slave plantations to Minnesota's business and real estate properties, exposing the hidden history of northern complicity in building slaveholder wealth.

After the program, join the Slavery at Fort Snelling Walking Tour and discover stories of men, women, and children who were enslaved at Fort Snelling by visiting the spaces where they lived and labored.

This program is appropriate for ages 14 and up. Slavery's Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State is published by MNHS Press and is available for purchase in the museum store.

Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University and the author of Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787–1865: A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The book was recently nominated as a finalist for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards.

2020-06-20 13:00:00 2020-06-20 13:00:00 America/Chicago "Slavery's Reach" Author Event Historic Fort Snelling

Additional Dates

Sat., Jun 20, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm