The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition with Dr. Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Based on her new book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, Dr. Manisha Sinha’s talk complements our current exhibit, The Vision Place of Souls, featuring noted artist Jeff Fioravanti’s civil war landscape paintings. Dr. Sinha reconsiders abolition as a radical social movement. The talk uncovers the political significance of slave resistance in the growing radicalization of the abolition movement. Dr. Sinha also illustrates how the abolitionist movement overlapped with contemporary movements such as pacifism and utopian socialism.
Dr. Sinha will have copies of her book available for purchase after the talk. Cash bar and light refreshments.