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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
William Peters (Project Director: December 1981 to present)

The Great Argument: An Analysis of the Debate over Slavery(1835-1865)

To support writing of a script for a 90-minute dramatic film about the debate over slavery in America during the 30-year period preceding the Civil War. Three actors representing three viewpoints (proslavery, antislavery, and the special views of blacks) will tell the story.

Project fields:
African American Studies; U.S. History

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$35,835 (approved)
$35,835 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1982 – 5/31/1983