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John Quincy Adams and the Problem of Opium in the Age of Emancipation

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018. 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Humanities Center Boardroom
Workshop: 
History of Political Thought
Meeting Description: 

Alastair Su addresses John Quincy Adams' odd characterization of the Opium War as a 'cause of human freedom,' suggesting that the resolution to the conundrum of this formulation lies in Adams' commitment to the abolitionist cause.

Alastair Su is a PhD candidate in the Stanford University History Department.

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