Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm
165 McGraw Hall
“SLAVE POWER” How Southern Slaveholders Mastered U.S. Foreign Policy
As the United States emerged as a world
power before the Civil War, the men who led
the nation’s triumphant expansion were largely
southern slaveholders. As presidents, cabinet
officers, and diplomats, slaveholding elites
controlled the main levers of foreign policy
inside an increasingly powerful American state.
Come discover with us as Matthew Karp
explores the global vision of southern
leaders—from John C. Calhoun to Jefferson
Davis—and explains how they sought to make
the United States the leading champion of
slavery all across the Atlantic World.