Podcast | Patrick Rael | Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States

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Patrick-Rael_1Patrick Rael, professor of history at Bowdoin College, discusses his latest book Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, which explores the Atlantic history of slavery to understand the exceptionally long period of time it took to end chattel bondage in America (you can read more about the project here). This talk took place in May, 2016, at Merrill Memorial Library.

Eighty-Eight Years

Professor Rael is the author of numerous essays and books, including Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North, which earned Honorable Mention for the Frederick Douglass Prize from the Gilder Lerhman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.  He is also the editor of African-American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North, and co-editor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature.