World History

"The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation"

David Brion Davis

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis completes his three-volume history of slavery in the West.  In the final volume, published thirty-eight years after the second installment, the author focuses on emancipation; from the importance of the Haitian Revolution to the American Civil War and its aftermath.  David Brion Davis speaks at the Museum of Tolerance in New York City.

About the Authors

David Brion Davis

David Brion Davis' books include The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, winner of the National Book Award.  He is a professor of history emeritus at Yale University and director emeritus of Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.  Mr. Davis is a former president of the Organization of American Historians and a contributor to the New York Review of Books.

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  • Saturday, May 3rd at 4:45pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 23rd at 9:30am (ET)
  • Monday, March 10th at 1:45am (ET)
  • Saturday, March 8th at 9pm (ET)
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