Special Event (9/19) Amitav Ghosh on the Low Family and the Opium Trade

Please Join the Columbia University Libraries and the Columbia University and Slavery Project for a conversation with author Amitav Ghosh on his forthcoming book, Smoke and Ashes: Opium’s Hidden Histories,¬†which traces the linkages between the Low family’s participation in the opium trade and their leadership of Columbia University. […]

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Juneteenth, Freedom, and Emancipation Archives in the RBML

  June 19th, known as Juneteenth, has long been a key African American holiday — a day to commemorate emancipation and freedom from enslavement. The date was first celebrated in Texas, in 1865, to mark the end of slavery after the Civil War. In the RBML, archival documents related to African American freedom reflect the […]

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