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The Fugitive Slave Clause: Rethinking Gender, Slavery, and the Constitution

Many historians have long considered the century following the ratification of the Constitution to be a regressive era for free women. This talk will examine the ways that two clauses within the Constitution—the clause to abolish the African slave trade and the fugitive slave clause—created opportunities, which helped certain women to circumvent many of the economic and legal disabilities that accompanied the denial of their full citizenship.

Stephanie Jones-Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. Her general research interests include 19th century African-American history, the history of American slavery, and U.S. women’s and gender history.

Location: FSM Café at Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 6 – 8 pm

This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate.
Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement Café Programs Committee

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