Impact of Pre-Civil War Events

Here’s a really good panel discussion on the political and social effects of various pre-Civil War events such as John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act.

The video’s description reads, “Historians talked about the social and political impact of several events leading up to the Civil War, including the Fugitive Slave Act and abolitionist John Brown’s raid of a federal armory at Harper’s Ferry. This event was part of a conference hosted by Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.”



  1. but…but…but…what about tariffs ? 😉

    1. Precisely. 🙂

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