The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Manisha Sinha, Eric Foner (moderator)
Tue, November 14th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


A radical social movement with roots as far back as the nation’s founding, abolitionism became a cause around which Americans of many backgrounds—men and women, black and white, free and enslaved—found common ground. Join leading Civil War historians Manisha Sinha and Eric Foner as they trace the history of the abolition movement from the Revolutionary Era through the passage of the 13th Amendment.

Manisha Sinha is James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and the author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. Eric Foner (moderator) is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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