A book launch for Manisha Sinha's new book, The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition will be held on February 9, from 4-6 pm in the Bernie Dallas Room at UMass Amherst. Provost Katherine Newman will provide an introduction, followed by a panel discussion featuring historians from the Five College Consortium. A reception and book signing will follow the event.
The launch and panel discussion coincides with Black History month. The Slave's Cause overturns long-held assumptions about the abolitionist movement by demonstrating the importance and centrality of women and men, black and white, slave and free, who supported feminism, labor rights, and utopian socialism.