Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Manisha SInha about her new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, correcting the sometimes stereotypical view of who Abolitionists were and how they fought for freedom.
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The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha $37.50 Air Date/Time August 2, 3:00 pm (Central) 1st ed., 784 pages, hardcover, Yale University Press
A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War.
Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening...