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N.C. State history professor discusses John Locke’s opposition to slavery

Holly Brewer, associate professor of history at N.C. State University, discusses 17th century philosopher John Locke’s opposition to slavery, which had been promoted in conjunction with the monarchical theory of the “divine right of kings.” Brewer delivered these remarks as part of a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society Jan. 19, 2009. To watch full-length presentations of John Locke Foundation events, click here.