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Slavery and Its Legacies

Slavery and Its Legacies

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Joseph Opala on the Black Seminoles

Thomas Thurston talks with Joseph Opala on his work with the Black Seminoles

44mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum and Gunther Peck on Labor and Human Trafficking

Thomas Thurston is joined in conversation with Jennifer (JJ) Rosenbaum and Gunther Peck as they discuss the connections between labor and human trafficking.

52mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Jonathan Schroeder on Mapping North American Slave Narratives

Jonathan Schroeder, a recent Postdoctoral Associate at Yale's Digital Humanities Lab, discusses his post-doctoral research project "Passages to Freedom: Mapping the North American Slave Narratives. "Passages to Freedom" examines the language and mobility of 294 African-American slave narratives.

25mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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Jen Manion on Policing Freedom: the Fugitive Slave act and the Rise of Anti Cross-Dressing Laws

Jen Manion joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her on the Fugitive Slave act and the rise of anti cross-dressing laws.

29mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Genevieve LeBaron and Kevin Bales on Forced Labor and Modern Slavery

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.

33mins

2 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Amelia Hintzen on Migration, Race, and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

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 Statelessness in the Dominican Republic" which explores Haitian migration to Dominican sugar plantations during the twentieth century, and the development of a large stateless population of Haitian descent.

43mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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Dr. Amanda Bellows on American Slavery and Russian Serfdom after Emancipation

Amanda Bellows joins Thomas Thurston in the studio to discuss how emancipated serfs were viewed in Russian music, literature, art and popular culture during the late nineteenth century.

34mins

6 May 2019

Rank #7

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Anita Rupprecht on ‘Liberated Africans’, Indenture and Resistance in the British Caribbean 1807-1828

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 Caribbean 1807-1828”

41mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Slavery and Its Legacies - Elena Shih

In this episode Thomas Thurston speaks with Elena Shih, an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about her work on human trafficking rescue efforts and the politics of labor, gender, and sexuality.

32mins

10 Feb 2017

Rank #9

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Urvashi Chakravarty on Slavery, Servitude, and Free Service in Early Modern England

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

31mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Slavery and Its Legacies -La Tanya Autry

La Tanya Autry joins Tom Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss Art and Activism.

34mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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Henrique Espada Lima on the End of Slavery and Slave's Expectations of Rights in Brazil

Thomas Thurston talks with Henrique Espada Lima on his project "History of a Different Future: the end of slavery and slave's expectations of rights in Brazil"

35mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Kerry Sinanan on Representations of Women, Motherhood and Breastfeeding in British Slavery

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

43mins

16 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray on African American abolitionists in Britain between the 1830s and 1890s

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 Britain between the 1830s and 1890s.

37mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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Slavery and Its Legacies - Isela Gutierrez

In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Isela Gutierrez, the Associate Research Director for Democracy North Carolina and a speaker on the Gilder Lehrman Center's "Right to Vote" panel discussion, about her organization's work to protect the citizens of North Carolina against legislative actions and court decisions designed to abridge the right to vote, and what those struggles portend regarding the struggle to protect voting rights nationally.

27mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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Joe Yannielli on the Mendi Mission and international 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.

33mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Slavery and Its Legacies - Jim Walvin

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, from porcelain sugar bowls to mahogany tables.

30mins

24 Mar 2017

Rank #17

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Slavery and Its Legacies - Christienna Fryar

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 post-emancipation Jamaica, an era that scholars of British imperial history have defined as the three decades between full freedom in the 1830s and the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865. Professor Fryer uses a series of particular disasters on the island to examine the British colonial administration’s response to key moments in the history of post-emancipation Jamaica.

37mins

10 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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Jessica Pliley and Zoe Trodd on Trafficking and Sex Work

Jessica 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.

41mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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Connor Williams on Voices from the Archive

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. Phillips Papers in Sterling Memorial Library's Manuscripts and Archives collection.

44mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #20