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Hidden Connections: Slavery and the British Country


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The Royal Oak Foundation Lecture
Hidden Connections: Slavery and the British Country House
with Dr. Madge Dresser

The British country house in all its opulence and refinement seems worlds away from the fetid horrors of a slave ship. However the trade in enslaved Africans and slave-produced goodsfueled the wealth that funded the creation of many 17th-to-19th-century British stately homes. Historian and Professor Dr. Madge Dresser will show these houses and explore some of the stories behind their connections with slavery to reflect on what they mean for our understanding of these beautiful buildings.
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cocktail Reception with Cash Bar: 6:00pm
Program: 6:30pm

Union League members, visit www.unionleague.com
Non-League members, visit www.royal-oak.org/lectures/event_detail.php?eid=55563&lid=8&cid=0

Dress Code - Business Casual
Collared shirt and pressed slacks for men and comparable attire for women. No jeans, no sneakers.