Manisha Sinha on The Abolitionist Movement

Monday, 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 A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her PhD from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years. Her recent book The Slave’s Cause won the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

Manisha’s Recommended Resources
  1. Martha J. Cutter. The Illustrated Slave: Empathy, Graphic Narrative, and the Visual Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800–1852. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2017.  Book on Amazon
  2. William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator. Bedford/St. Martin’s Press: 1994. Book on Amazon
  3. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself. Bedford/St. Martin’s Press: 2002. Book on Amazon 
  4. Harriett Beecher Stowe. A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Dover Press: 2015. Book on Amazon
  5. Anti-Slavery Manuscripts: Presented by the Boston Public Library.
  6. North American Slave Narratives - Documenting the American South