Joe Yannielli on the Mendi Mission and transatlantic abolitionism in the 19th century
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 occupied territory in what is now southern Sierra Leone between 1842 and 1882.
His published works include:
“Mo Tappan: Transnational Abolitionism and the Making of a Mende-American Town,” Journal of the Civil War Era, Vol. 8 (June 2018): 190-214.
“A Yahgan for the Killing: Murder, Memory and Charles Darwin,” British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 46 (Sept. 2013): 415-443.
“George Thompson among the Africans: Empathy, Authority, and Insanity in the Age of Abolition,” Journal of American History, Vol. 96 (March 2010): 979-1000.