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German Americans & Racial Justice After Emancipation

Wed, 05/22/2013 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Turner Hall Resaurant, 1034 N. 4th St.
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Before the Civil War, German-American identity became associated with the opposition to slavery. Frederick Douglass even remarked that “a German has only to be a German to be utterly opposed to slavery.” Prof. Alison Clark Efford discusses how this happened and what it meant. Beyond that, she pursues the issue of racial justice into the post-civil war period, when African-American citizenship hung in the balance and the Franco-Prussian War transformed what it meant to be German-American.


Alison Efford