California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865

26 September 2018–28 April 2019

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Installation view.

California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865 examines California’s underrecognized involvement with slavery in the 19th century. With powerful photographs, historical documents, and other ephemera, California Bound: Slavery on the New Frontier, 1848–1865 illuminates the state’s struggles over enslavement in an era that encompassed two wars and the establishment of California, first as a territory and then a state.

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