Sinha to Speak on ‘Slave Resistance and the Making of American Abolition’

Manisha SInha
Manisha SInha

Afro-American studies professor Manisha Sinha will speak about “what you didn't know about the abolition movement: the ordinary men and women, black and white, free and enslaved, who are the unsung heroes of American democracy” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall160.

The talk “Slave Resistance and the Making of American Abolition” is part of the Black History Month celebration.

Sinha, who holds the 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.