March 17, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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It has been repeated many times that “it took a war to abolish slavery in the
But is war the only way to end the practice of slavery? If you look at the history
of countries other than America, the answer seems to be “no”. In fact, the United
States is one of only two countries in the world where abolition of slavery was a
consequence of a civil war (the other one being Haiti).
At our March meeting, we’ll look into the abolition of slavery in countries other
than the United States. We’ll examine how they did it, and what we can learn
This will NOT be a meeting about the American Civil War. Please, do not change
the subject. We might decide at our brainstorming session that The Civil War will
be our next subject, if everyone agrees. However, this time let’s talk about how
slavery was abolished in other countries as British Empire, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba,
Uruguay, Mexico and others.
Optional: You can, if you wish, select a specific country, research abolition of
slavery in that country, and share your knowledge with other history lovers. This
is not a requirement, though – do this only if you want to. This group is not a
school, and there’s no homework; instead, we are a group of people who learn
together and share knowledge.
Please bring a snack or beverage to share. To cover the cost of running the
meetup, a donation of $2 is respectfully requested.