The City Club Forum

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul

Season 24 Episode 54 | 56m 46s

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of forced migration of Africans to North America, serving as the start of America's complicated history of indentured servitude, slavery and structural inequity that reverberates today. Delbanco argues that the disputes over whether to harbor or return fugitive slaves pushed the nation into war.

Aired: 09/27/19

Rating: NR

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