Past Programs
American and Haitian Revolutions and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade
David Brion Davis, Peter P. Hinks, Richard J. M. Blackett, David W. Blight (moderator)
Thu, November 17th, 2011 | 6:30 pm
(Members $12)

Event details

The late 18th and early 19th centuries were a time of upheaval and revolution. In conjunction with the new exhibition, Revolution!, historians examine the tumultuous 30-year period which saw the American and Haitian Revolutions and the end of the transatlantic slave trade to the U.S. and the British colonies. How were these events related and what forces combined to effect so much social change in such a short span?

Speakers Bio(s)

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and founder and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. Peter P. Hinks is the author of To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance. Richard J. M. Blackett is the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt College and the author of Building an Antislavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830–1860. David W. Blight (moderator) is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.


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

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