The Missouri Historical Society‘s STL History Live presents a Bicentennial-connected virtual program coming up at 11:00am on September 22, The Meaning of Race and Slavery During Missouri’s Admission Crisis. Although the Missouri admission crisis—more popularly known as the Missouri Compromise—was inherently a constitutional dispute, the question of slavery itself was central to the argument. But as for those who were debating Missouri’s admission to the United States, what were their prevailing perspectives on slavery, and, for that matter, on race overall? Join Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council Steve Belko for this look at the contentious Missouri admission debates from 1819 to 1821.
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