World History

"The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World"

Greg Grandin

About the Program

Greg Grandin, history professor at New York University, recounts a slave revolt at sea and the subsequent discovery of the ship by New England seal hunter, Captain Amasa Delano, in the South Pacific in 1805. Greg Grandin speaks with New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch at the New York Public Library in New York City.

About the Authors

Greg Grandin

Greg Grandin is the author of several books, including Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award.  He is a history professor at New York University.  For more information, visit greggrandin.com.


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"The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World"

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  • Saturday, March 1st at 11am (ET)
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  • Sunday, February 9th at 7:45pm (ET)
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