Meeting of January 27, 2009

Charles Sweeney on “Aspects of Slavery During the Civil War”

Charles Sweeney’s presentation focused primarily on slavery and its ramifications during the Civil War, but his presentation also examined slavery in a more comprehensive context. Among the key points of his presentation were:

  • A look at the early history of slavery
  • Why some cultures do not have slavery
  • Serfdom as compared to slavery
  • Christianity’s role in leading the fight against slavery (beginning in the l8th century)
  • Slavery and forms of slavery in the world today

Newsletter January 2009