Defeating Slavery: Hamilton’s American System Showed the Way

Book Talk at Lovettsville Museum
Sunday, January 21, at 3:00 p.m.

Join public historian — and LHS member and volunteer — Nancy Spannaus to learn about her just-released book on America’s early anti-slavery movement, Defeating Slavery: Hamilton’s American System Showed the Way.

Mrs. Spannaus will also discuss how Alexander Hamilton’s vision for U.S. industrial development could have prevented the Civil War.

“As the United States prepares to commemorate its 250th birthday, I hope this book will play a critical role in addressing our nation’s experience with slavery, and even our sense of national identity,” Spannaus explained.

Defeating Slavery is available on Amazon in soft cover and e-book. Signed copies can be purchased at a discount at the Lovettsville event.

The book talk will be held at the Lovettsville Museum, 4 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville.

Defeating Slavery 
includes a 40-page appendix comprised of early abolitionist writings. Preliminary reviews and the table of contents can be found at The author can be contacted at or at 703-772-0138.