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Saturday, August 5, 2017 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Based on the new book "The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition", this talk is a wide-ranging reconsideration of abolition as a radical social movement and challenges much of the received historical wisdom and the dominant scholarly picture of abolitionists as bourgeois reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. It explores the impact of the Haitian Revolution, the European Revolutions of the 1830s and 1848, British Chartism, Irish Repeal, and the international peace movement on the politics and ideology of abolition. It interrogates how radical social movements like abolition provide political and ideological space for the disfranchised and become engines of political change
  • African Meeting House, 29 York Street
  • Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (617) 725-0022 x24
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  • cost: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities