"The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom"

| By Kevin C. Brown |

Jan. 25, 2011 — University of Pennsylvania historian Steven Hahn discusses how the ways that many scholars — and Americans, generally — have thought about the Civil Rights Movement leaves important struggles and currents out of the story. Drawing on his book, “The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom,” Hahn also suggests that when we think about the ending of slavery in the U.S. we need to see slaves themselves as crucial political actors in defining the outcome(s) of the Civil War.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in June 2013.

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