Monthly Archives: May 2017

Slavery and Its Legacies – Angela Alonso on the Brazilian Abolitionist Movement

In this episode Angela Alonso, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, argues that the campaign for the abolition of slavery was the first national social movement and that its success relied on the building of national networks and contacts with the international abolitionist movement.

America’s Role on the Global Stage

What should US foreign policy look like in the age of globalism? Foreign policy expert Thomas Wright discusses the threats and opportunities facing the US from places like Europe and East Asia and offers guidance on crafting a foreign policy that addresses these modern challenges. This episode was recorded on 5/16/2017.

Slavery and Its Legacies – Alejandro E. Gomez on Antislavery Sentiments in the Spanish Atlantic

In this episode Marcela Echeverri, an Assistant Professor of History at Yale University, spoke with Alejandro E. Gomez, Maitre de conferences of Latin American History at the Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and a fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, about his research on the socio-racial perceptions of individuals within the Spanish Atlantic who advocated in favor of or against slavery, the slave trade and/or discrimination of free coloreds in the long 19th century.