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4:00 pm

City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance with Anne Fleming

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Click here to RSVP: City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance Since the rise of the small-sum lending industry in the 1890s, people on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder in the United States have been asked to pay the greatest price for credit. Legal historian Anne Fleming explores the small-sum lending industry’s growth and … Continue reading City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance with Anne Fleming

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7:00 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery Date: Monday, March 19, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in America at the time it was written, it fundamentally changed the character of the Civil War. Overnight, a war to preserve the Union became a war … Continue reading The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery

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