Anti-Slavery Australia is hosting a seminar by Professor Manisha Sinha at the UTS Law Faculty. This talk will argue that slave resistance rather than bourgeois liberalism lay at the heart of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The Anglo-American abolition movement was defined in large part by fugitive slaves and slave rebels who inspired abolitionists. Anti-slavery politicians and lawyers took up the slaves’ cause and made human rights a defining aspect of western democracy.
Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut researches early United States history, especially the transnational histories of slavery and abolition and the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Her most recent book “The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition” was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review and named to the National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction.
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition is available to purchase on Amazon and the author will be signing copies of the book following the talk.