Apr 06 2021


4:00 pm

2021 Melrod Lecture: “Jews, Slavery and the American Civil War”

2021 Melrod Lecture: Connecticut College: “Jews, Slavery and the American Civil War” by Dr. Paul Finkelman

This lecture will explore the relationship of Jews to slavery. There will be a brief discussion of Jewish law and Jews and slavery in medieval Europe and then a longer discussion of American Jews and slavery from the colonial period to the American Civil War. It will also, briefly, take about Jews and slavery in other New World colonies and Jewish involvement in the African slave trade.

About Dr. Finkelman: Paul Finkelman, the president of Gratz College, is a specialist on American Constitutional and legal history, the American Civil War, religious liberty, and the history of religion in the U.S., American Jewish history, slavery, civil rights and race relations, African American history, and legal issues surrounding baseball.

The Miriam Melrod Kraemer Lecture in Judaic Studies

If you have questions, contact: Sharon J. Portnoff, Assoc. Prof. Elie Wiesel Associate Professor of Judaic Studies; Chair, Dept. of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies; Director, Jewish Studies Program, Connecticut College

Event link HERE

Meeting ID: 936 8876 1754
Passcode: 231430

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  • Date: Apr 06 2021
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