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Podcast: The history and legacy of the 13th Amendment

August 6, 2015 by NCC Staff


David Rubenstein and Jeffrey Rosen

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by “patriotic philanthropist” and Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein to discuss the history and legacy of the 13th Amendment.


Their conversation at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO, examined the origins and history of slavery; the causes and events of the Civil War; the creation and passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the broader period of Reconstruction; and why Abraham Lincoln viewed the amendment as the culmination of the promise of the Declaration of Independence.


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