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How the Civil War Affected the Domestic Slave Trade with Robert Colby | BRI Scholar Talks

How did Union military advances and emancipation policies affect the slave trade in the Confederacy? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Robert Colby, Assistant Professor of American history at the University of Mississippi, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams to discuss his book, An Unholy Traffic: Slave Trading in the Civil War South.

This episode covers how the Civil War affect the domestic slave trade, the complex responses southern slaveholders had to collapsing economic conditions, and the effects of Union military advances and emancipation policies.