Episode 142: Manisha Sinha, A History of Abolition

Here’s Manisha Sinha appearing on Liz Covart’s podcast, “Ben Franklin’s World” discussing her book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. This is an excellent discussion.

Things we learn in this podcast include:

  • The history of American abolitionism
  • Exploring abolitionism as a social movement
  • The origins of abolitionism
  • Early African abolitionists
  • Circulation of early anti-slavery tracts
  • The Age of Revolutions and its contribution to early abolitionism
  • The founders and the paradox of slavery
  • Freedom petitions and African American abolitionism
  • The Haitian Revolution and its impact on American abolitionism
  • The long period of emancipation in the northern United States
  • Differences between abolition and emancipation
  • Compromises made at the Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • Differences between abolitionist mobilization in northern versus southern states
  • How Manisha researched and wrote her comprehensive book

You can access the podcast here.

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2 comments

  1. Patrick Joseph Young · · Reply

    Thanks Al. Just listened to this one. Great piece.

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