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 – Wendy S. Hesford on “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security”
In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow, Wendy S. Hesford discusses a chapter titled "Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security" from her book-in-progress. Hesford discusses the confluence of the discourses on sex slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism in US media representations and documentation of the Islamic State's enslavement of Yazidi women and girls and, more broadly, the gendering of terror and rescue in the international human rights imaginary.
Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendell Adjetey on Draft Resisters, the Cold War Underground Railroad and the Enduring Myth of Canada
In this episode Yale PhD candidate Wendell Adjetey discusses how US draft resisters in the 1960s and 1970s, especially African Americans, employed the myth of Canada as the Promised Land and the rhetorical use of the Underground Railroad.
Slavery and Its Legacies – Angela Alonso on the Brazilian Abolitionist Movement
In this episode Angela Alonso, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, argues that the campaign for the abolition of slavery was the first national social movement and that its success relied on the building of national networks and contacts with the international abolitionist movement.
Slavery and Its Legacies – Alejandro E. Gomez on Antislavery Sentiments in the Spanish Atlantic
In this episode Marcela Echeverri, an Assistant Professor of History at Yale University, spoke with Alejandro E. Gomez, Maitre de conferences of Latin American History at the Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and a fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his research on the socio-racial perceptions of individuals within the Spanish Atlantic who advocated in favor of or against slavery, the slave trade and/or discrimination of free coloreds in the long 19th century.
Slavery and Its Legacies – James Scott – A Deep History of the Earliest States Part 2
In part 2 of this 2 part episode we join James Scott as he presents some of the main arguments in his upcoming book Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. This presentation was recorded at Yale University on April 13th, 2017.
Slavery and Its Legacies – James Scott – A Deep History of the Earliest States Part 1
In part 1 of this 2 part episode we join James Scott as he presents some of the main arguments in his upcoming book Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. This presentation was recorded at Yale University on April 13th, 2017.
This podcast offers deep insight into the complex issue of slavery in America through conversations with some of the most notable scholars in the field. An absolute must, especially given the current political environment in our country. Obsessed!