Welcome

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is pleased to announce “Slavery and Its Legacies,” a podcast series featuring visiting scholars, activists, and others about their contributions to the understanding of slavery past and present and its ongoing role in the development of the modern world. New episodes will be available every other Monday. This podcast series is made possible through a grant from the Robina Foundation, with the assistance of the Yale Broadcast Center. You can email comments and suggestions to gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu with subject line “podcast.” “Slavery and Its Legacies” is available on iTunes and SoundCloud

Episodes

September 9, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Rachel Stephens on her project “Hidden in Plain Sight: Slavery and Suppression in Antebellum American Art”. Rachel Stephens is  Assistant...

August 24, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Westenley Alcenat on his book project “Children of Africa, Shall be Haytians: Prince Saunders, Revolutionary Transnationalism & the Origins of...

August 11, 2020

GLC Director, David W. Blight talks with Alondra Nelson on DNA, Race, and Reparations. Alondra Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and the Harold F....

July 27, 2020

GLC Director, David W. Blight talks with James Oakes on the Legacies of Abolition. James Oakes, one of the leading historians of nineteenth-century America, has an...

July 13, 2020

GLC Director, David W. Blight talks with Elizabeth Hinton on Race, Policing, and Mass Incarceration in times of the COVID 19 global pandemic. Elizabeth Hinton is...

June 29, 2020

GLC Director, David W. Blight talks with Carol Anderson on Race, Voting, and Democracy in times of COVID 19 global pandemic. Carol Anderson is Charles Howard Candler...

June 15, 2020

GLC Director, David W. Blight talks with Carolyn Roberts and Sascha James-Conterelli on Race, Health, and Medicine during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Carolyn Roberts...

June 1, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Hilary Jones on her project titled “From Senegambia to the French Caribbean: Studying West Africa in the French Atlantic World”. Dr. Hilary Jones...

May 11, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Ellen Gruber Garvey on her project titled “Ghost Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade” Ellen Gruber Garvey is the author of Writing with...
Carolyn Roberts on Race, Health, and Medicine in times of COVID 19

May 4, 2020

GLC Director David W. Blight talks with Assistant Professor Carolyn Roberts on Race, Health, and Medicine during the COVID 19 global pandemic. Carolyn Roberts is an...
Gretchen Head at the Yale Broadcast Studio

April 27, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Gretchen Head about her project, “Ni Esclave, Ni Nègre: Arabic’s Contested Borders.” Assistant Professor Gretchen Head is originally from the New...
Karin Zipf at the Yale Broadcast Studio

April 20, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Karin Zipf on her chapter titled “A Climate of Fear” from her upcoming book Field Ghosts: How the American Farmworker Fought Migrant Slavery. Dr...
Nicholas Crawford on Plantation Provisioning and the Politics of Health in the British Caribbean

March 2, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Nicholas Crawford on his work titled “Sustaining Slavery: Plantation Provisioning and the Politics of Health in the British Caribbean.” Nicholas...
Isadora Moura Mota on Slavery and Anglo-American Abolitionism in the Age of Emancipation

February 10, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Isadora Moura Mota on her work titled “Afro-Brazilian Atlantic: Slavery and Anglo-American Abolitionism in the Age of Emancipation”. Isadora...
Nicole Schneider on the Mediation of History in Contemporary Protest Photography

January 27, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Nicole Schneider on “Reflecting the past: the Mediation of History in Contemporary Protest Photography.” Nicole Schneider is a PhD candidate and...
Urvashi Chakravarty on Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England

January 13, 2020

Thomas Thurston talks with Urvashi Chakravarty on her work titled “Fictions of Consent: Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England.” Urvashi Chakravarty...
Joseph Opala on the Black Seminoles

November 18, 2019

Thomas Thurston talks with Joseph Opala on his work with the Black Seminoles   Joseph Opala is an American historian noted for establishing the “Gullah Connection,” the...
Henrique Espada Lima on the End of Slavery and Slaves' Expectations of Rights in Brazil

October 28, 2019

Thomas Thurston talks with Henrique Espada Lima on his project “History of a Different Future: The End of Slavery and Slaves’ Expectations of Rights in Brazil” Henrique...
Anita Rupprecht on ‘Liberated Africans’, Indenture and Resistance in the British Caribbean 1807-1828

September 19, 2019

Anita Rupprecht joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her project , “‘Liberated Africans’, Indenture and Resistance in the British...
Dr. Amanda Bellows on American Slavery and Russian Serfdom after Emancipation

May 10, 2019

Dr. Amanda Bellows joins Thomas Thurston in the studio to discuss how emancipated serfs and slaves were viewed in Russian and American music, literature, art and popular...
Joe Yannielli on the Mendi Mission and transatlantic abolitionism in the 19th century

March 29, 2019

Dr. Joe Yannielli joins Thomas Thurston in the studio to talk about the Mendi Mission, established by radical abolitionists in the wake of the Amistad rebellion, which...
Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray on African American abolitionists in Britain between the 1830s and 1890s

March 18, 2019

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray talks with Thomas Thurston about her work tracing the travels of Frederick Douglass, Henry Box Brown and other African American abolitionists in...
Sasha Turner on Slavery, Emotions, and Gendered Power

November 19, 2018

Sasha Turner, Associate Professor, History, Quinnipiac University joins Thomas Thurston in the studio to talk about her work on Slavery, Emotions, and Gendered Power....
Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum and Gunther Peck on Labor and Human Trafficking

October 29, 2018

Thomas Thurston is joined in conversation with Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum and Gunther Peck as they discuss the connections between labor and human trafficking. Jennifer (JJ) ...
Janie Chuang and Joel Quirk on the Impacts of Terminology in the Modern Anti-trafficking Movement

October 15, 2018

Thomas Thurston talks with Yale Modern Slavery Working Group members Janie Chuang and Joel Quirk on the impacts of terminology in the anti-trafficking and abolition...
Grace and David Episode Image

October 1, 2018

Grace Peña Delgado and David Blight join host Thomas Thurston to discuss Borders, Modern Slavery, and the Yale Modern Slavery Working Group. Grace Peña Delgado is Associate...
Graphic that shows Elena Shih and Andrew Crane, and the date the podcast episode

September 19, 2018

Elena Shih and Andrew Crane join Thomas Thurston to discuss critiques and observations on contemporary solutions to human trafficking. Elena Shih is an Assistant Professor...

July 3, 2018

Jen Manion joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her project on the Fugitive Slave Act and the rise of anti cross-dressing laws Jen...
Cover graphic for the episode of Slavery and Its Legacies featuring Amelia Hintzen

June 11, 2018

Amelia Hintzen joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her book manuscript, “Sugarcane Citizenship: A History of Migration and...
Gunther Peck in the studio at Yale recording and episode of Slavery and Its Legacies

May 30, 2018

Gunther Peck joins Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the long history of human trafficking and its relationship to the evolution of racial ideology, humanitarian...
An episode cover graphic for this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies featuring La Tonya Aurty on Art and Activism

April 30, 2018

La Tanya Autry joins Tom Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss Art and Activism. La Tanya S. Autry is the inaugural Curator of Art and Civil...

April 2, 2018

Anna Mae Duane and Jean Allain, of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group at Yale University join Tom Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its...

March 19, 2018

Jessica R. Pliley and Zoe Trodd, of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group join Tom Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies.  Jessica R...

March 5, 2018

Genevieve LeBaron and Kevin Bales, of the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Modern Slavery Working Group, join Tom Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies. ...

February 19, 2018

Manisha Sinha joins Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the transnational history of the movement to abolish slavery. Manisha Sinha is professor and the James L. and Shirley...

January 29, 2018

Kerry Sinanan joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss representations of women, motherhood and breastfeeding in paintings depicting...

December 4, 2017

Connor Williams joins Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the creation of “Voices from the Archive,” an online teaching resource based on documents gathered from the U. B....

November 13, 2017

Erik Mathisen joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss American foreign relations during the Reconstruction era and how a generation of...

October 23, 2017

Jonathan Schroeder, Assistant Professor of English and History at the University of Warwick and a recent Postdoctoral Associate at Yale’s Digital Humanities Lab, discusses...

October 2, 2017

Brad Proctor joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss the Ku Klux Klan and Political Violence during Reconstruction. Brad Proctor, an...

September 18, 2017

Nicholas Wood joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss his book-in-progress, “Before Garrison: Antislavery & Politics in the New...

September 11, 2017

In this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies Joshua Lynn joins Thomas Thurston to discuss the antebellum Democratic Party’s effort to transform itself into a party dedicated...

August 28, 2017

Samantha Seeley joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her book-in-progress, “Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain in the Early...

August 14, 2017

Professor Manuel Barcia joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss an episode covered in his current book project: The Pirates, the Judge,...

July 31, 2017

Dr. Tammy Ingram joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavey and Its Legacies. They discuss Dr. Ingram’s upcoming book project titled The Wickedest City in America: Sex...
Graphic of Abigail Cooper and her work titles "Away I Goin' to Find My Mama": Black Refugee Migration in the Civil War Era

July 17, 2017

Thomas Thurston spoke with Abigail Cooper, an Assistant Professor in History at Brandeis University and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about her work...

June 19, 2017

In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow Wendy S. Hesford discusses “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security” a chapter from her book-...

June 5, 2017

In this episode Yale PhD candidate Wendell Adjetey discusses how US draft resisters in the 1960s and 1970s, especially African Americans, employed the myth of Canada as the...

May 22, 2017

In this episode Angela Alonso, from the Department of Sociology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, argues that the campaign for the abolition of slavery was the first...

May 8, 2017

In this episode Marcela Echeverri, an Assistant Professor of History at Yale University, spoke with Alejandro E. Gómez, Maître de conférences of Latin American History at...

April 21, 2017

In this 2 part episode we join James Scott as he presents some of the main arguments in his upcoming book Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. This...

April 10, 2017

In this episode Garnette Cadogan, editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, reads his essay “Walking While Black,” originally published in Freeman’s, a...

March 27, 2017

In this episode James Walvin, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of York, discusses how traces of slavery are often overlooked in the material culture we value...

March 13, 2017

In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Christienna Fryar, an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Buffalo State and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, on...

February 27, 2017

In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Isela Gutiérrez, the Associate Research Director for Democracy North Carolina and a speaker on the Gilder Lehrman Center’s “Right...

February 13, 2017

In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Elena Shih, an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University and a visiting fellow at the Gilder ...
Graphic of Bryan Stevenson and his episode on Slavery and Its Legacies Podcast

February 6, 2017

In this episode David Blight speaks with Bryan Stevenson, the founding director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and...
Graphic for podcast episode featuring Mathias Rodorff. Graphic shows a bookshelf with books about slavery and abolition on one half and a microphone on the other half

January 30, 2017

In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Mathias Rodorff, a PhD candidate at the University of Munich and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his current...