Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: James Oakes, Manisha Sinha
Recorded January 14, 2021
The long and turning path to the abolition of American slavery has often been attributed to the ambiguities and inconsistencies of antislavery leaders, including Abraham Lincoln. Author and historian James Oakes, in conversation with scholar Manisha Sinha, uncovers Lincoln’s antislavery strategies, which began long before his presidency and reveal a striking consistency and long-term commitment, all centered on the Constitution.
James Oakes, a two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize for his works on the politics of abolition, is the author of The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution.
Manisha Sinha (moderator), a leading authority on the history of slavery and abolition and the Civil War and Reconstruction, is James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut.
Member Price: $10