On April 11, 2013, Greg Carroll will present “Slavery in Virginia, 1619-1860” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Carroll will discuss the development and spread of slavery from Virginia’s early years to the Civil War. He also will discuss how slavery as a system in Virginia differed from the types of slavery seen in South Carolina, the Caribbean, South America, and even the serfdom of Russia. What were the main aspects of this system in economic and social terms? Carroll will explain the contradictions that this system fostered, especially in Virginia, and how the reliance on a slave economy in the southern states split the United States in 1860 and brought on the Civil War.
Greg Carroll is a graduate of Marshall University. He was a staff historian at West Virginia Archives and History for 23 years until his retirement in October 2012, and focused on Native American, African American, and Civil War history.
For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures