Speaker Series: The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

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Speaker Series: The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

Time: June 16, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Fuller Conference Center at Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
City/Town: Sturbridge
Website or Map: https://www.osv.org/event/spe…
Phone: 8007331830
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Michael Arnum
Latest Activity: May 9, 2016

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Join us for this fascinating illustrated lecture with Professor Manisha Sinha, one of the leading authorities on the abolitionist movement. This event is part of "Freedom Week" at Old Sturbridge Village.

Manisha Sinha is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born in India and received her doctorate from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She is currently working on a co-authored History of the South to be published by the University of North Carolina Press, an essay on the history of black abolitionism for a Routledge anthology, and an article on the abolitionist roots of Radical Republicanism for a collection that will be published by W.W. Norton. She is co-editor of the "Race and the Atlantic World, 1700-1900," series of the University of Georgia Press. She has written for the The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, and the History News Network. She has appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and was a consultant and on-screen expert for the Emmy nominated PBS documentary, The Abolitionists (2013), which is a part of the NEH funded Created Equal film series.

Her most recent book, The Slave's Cause: Abolition and the Origins of American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2015), was widely praised by critics, including Ira Berlin who called it a "blockbuster history" in his New York Times book review, adding "she has given us a full history of the men and women who truly made us free."

This program begins at 6:00 PM with a reception featuring hors d'oeuvre and a cash bar. The illustrated lecture and discussion begins at 7:00 PM.

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