PD in Your PJs, Lincoln Destroys the Slave Trade: The Extraordinary, Unknown Story of Appleton Oaksmith

October 23rd, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For the PD in Your PJs series, we invite you to come as you are, drink what you want, engage with the experts, and leave with 1.0 CPDU credit.

In this session, explore the extraordinary lengths the Lincoln Administration went to destroy the illegal transatlantic slave trade during the Civil War. Using the unknown story of a nineteenth-century sailor named Appleton Oaksmith as a lens, Dr. Jonathan W. White will show the various (and heretofore unknown) steps that Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of state, William H. Seward, took to forever stop illegal slavers—including using the suspension of habeas corpus, the use of civil courts, and an international kidnapping scheme.

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