Religion and the Slavery Question

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Thursday, March 2, 2017; 10-10:50am CT and 1-1:50pm CT

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John George, Park Guide

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

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Throughout the early nineteenth century, churches struggled - and divided - over the issue of slavery.  Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong opposition to slavery was influenced by his parent’s membership in a church that split over the “peculiar institution.”  This session explores how the slavery question played out in church as it did in the political arena, eventually leading to Civil War.

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Thu, March 2, 2017 - 11:00 AM
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