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Book Talk: John Quincy Adams’s Evolving Views on Slavery

July 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason discussing their recent book, John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery: Selections from the Diary. The book sheds light on Adams’s shifting views about slavery, which evolved over a period of time that included both the birth of the United States and the foundations of the conflicts leading to civil war.

The presentation and book signing will be Wednesday, July 19 from noon to 1 pm. The event will be held in Ketchum Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building (200 Maryland Ave. NE; Washington, DC 20002) and is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.


July 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


United States Capitol Historical Society