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Slavery, secession and the constitution


Slavery was at the center of the secession in 1860 because southern politicians and lawyers focused on constitutional ideas. That was the message of today’s lecture on “Slavery, Secession and the Constitution” at the ninth annual lecture at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for the study of Race and Relations.  The lecture featured guest speaker Albert Brophy, the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of  North Carolina.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Dina Lewis reports.

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