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Book Signing: A Radical New History of Abolition

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 - $15

Join WHS on Wed., May 16, from 7 to 8 pm, for an evening lecture related to the new WHS exhibition “Remembered: The Story of African Americans in Westport.” The 2017 Frederick Douglass Prize winning author and Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, Manisha Sinha will discuss her book “The Slaves Cause”: 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.

Drawing on extensive archival research, including newly discovered letters and pamphlets, Sinha documents the influence of the Haitian Revolution and the centrality of slave resistance in shaping the ideology and tactics of abolition. This book is a comprehensive new history of the abolition movement in a transnational context. It illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe.

Register online at www.westporthistory.org. $10 members, $15 non-members. All proceeds go to continuing educational programming at WHS. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a refund and will happily issue you a donation receipt.

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Date:
May 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.westporthistory.org

Organizer

Westport Historical Society
Phone:
203.222.1424
Website:
http://westporthistory.org

Other

Age Group
All Ages
CTH Funded
No

Venue

westport historical society
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