U.S. History

Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery

Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank

About the Program

Journalists Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank discuss their book, "Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery." The book explores the lesser-known relationship that the North had with slavery during the 1800s, incuding the dependency on slavery to establish many well-known companies and educational institutions. The author documents how slavery helped in the creation of places like Tiffany & Co., Brown University, and Lehman Brothers financial institution.

About the Authors

Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank

Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer FrankAnne Farrow has been a writer and editor since 1976 and is currently a journalist for the Hartford Courant. She has reported from Sierra Leone on the history of the slave trade and writes frequently for Northeast, the Hartford Courant's Sunday magazine. Jennifer Frank has worked in journalism for thirty years and currently serves as editor of Northeast. Joel Lang has been with the Hartford Courant since 1968 and a staff writer for Northeast since 1982. He was the lead writer for Northeast's special edition on slavery.
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Past Airings

  • Sunday, January 6th at 4:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 5th at 5pm (ET)
  • Monday, April 17th at 4:47am (ET)
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