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Virtual Book Launch – “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery…”

A conversation on Professor William G. Thomas III’s new book

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Barb Schmit, (402) 458-1237,
Please join a virtual book launch featuring the work of
William G. Thomas III, Professor of History, John and Catherine Angle Chair in Humanities. Piecing together evidence long ago dismissed in court and buried in the archives, historian William G. Thomas III tells an intricate and intensely human story of the enslaved families (the Butlers, Queens, Mahoneys and others), their lawyers (among them a young Francis Scott Key) and the slaveholders who fought to defend slavery.

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