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“The Abolitionist Movement in Vermont”

presented by Andre Fleche

Vermont has been justly remembered as having been one of the moststaunchly antislavery states in the Union. Yet, even in Vermont,abolitionists faced an uphill battle in attempting to influence publicopinion. Andre Fleche reflects on how abolitionism and itsrelationship to the causes and course of the war has been portrayed inrecent scholarships, paying special attention to antislavery activists withVermont connections, including William Lloyd Garrison, Horace Greeley,and Thaddeus Stevens.

Professor Fleche is Associate Professor of History at Castleton State College. His work on on the Civil War has appeared in a wide array of media outlets, including The New York Times, Civil War History, and The Journal of the Civil War Era. His first book, The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict, received the Southern Historical Association’s James A. Rawley Award in 2013.

Production Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 16:00

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