The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is pleased to present “Slavery and Its Legacies,” a podcast series featuring visiting scholars, activists and others about their contributions to the understanding of slavery past and present and its ongoing role in the development of the modern world.
Slavery and Its Legacies - Mathias Rodorff
In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Mathias Rodorff, a PhD candidate at the University of Munich and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his current work, which investigates why Nova Scotian newspapers paid such close attention to the contest in the United States over issues of slavery, emancipation, and equality while never considering how these issues might have played out in their province.
Slavery and Its Legacies - Bryan Stevenson
In this episode David Blight speaks with Bryan Stevenson, the founding director of the Equal Justice Initiative and the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Mr. Stevenson was here at Yale University to give the annual Parks-King Lecture at the Yale Divinity School.
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.
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.
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 administrationâ€™s response to key moments in the history of post-emancipation Jamaica.
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.
The subjects are fascinating and the guests are great but I have never heard a host say uuh and um more times in my life. He also pops his mouth open every time he starts to talk and I’m sound sensitive so these two things make this almost unbearable to listen to for me personally.