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Mar 10 2020

Medallic History of Slavery: Racial Oppression as Chronicled by Historical and Commemorative Medals

Benjamin Weiss has recently completed a study entitled Medallic History of Slavery: Racial Oppression as Chronicled by Historical and Commemorative Medals, which is available via Newman Portal. Weiss’s work explores approximately 150 medals related to slavery, beginning with the late 18th century and continuing through the present day. Weiss discusses anti-slavery and abolition pieces, slave tags, and portrait medals of individuals involved in the struggle against slavery. Weiss is an active member of Medal Collectors of America, and has published frequently in the MCA Advisory.

Link to Medallic History of Slavery on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/booksbyauthor/536673

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