Category Archives: Slavery and Its Legacies

Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendy S. Hesford on “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security”



In this episode, GLC Modern Slavery Fellow, Wendy S. Hesford discusses a chapter titled “Enslaved Girlhoods: Gendering Terror, Human Trafficking, and Human Security” from her book-in-progress. Hesford discusses the confluence of the discourses on sex slavery, human trafficking, and terrorism in US media representations and documentation of the Islamic State’s enslavement of Yazidi women and girls and, more broadly, the gendering of terror and rescue in the international human rights imaginary.


Slavery and Its Legacies – Wendell Adjetey on Draft Resisters, the Cold War Underground Railroad and the Enduring Myth of Canada



In this episode Yale PhD candidate Wendell Adjetey discusses how US draft resisters in the 1960s and 1970s, especially African Americans, employed the myth of Canada as the Promised Land and the rhetorical use of the Underground Railroad.


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.


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.


Slavery and Its Legacies – James Scott – A Deep History of the Earliest States Part 2



In part 2 of this 2 part episode we join James Scott as he presents some of the main arguments in his upcoming book Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. This presentation was recorded at Yale University on April 13th, 2017.


Slavery and Its Legacies – James Scott – A Deep History of the Earliest States Part 1



In part 1 of this 2 part episode we join James Scott as he presents some of the main arguments in his upcoming book Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States. This presentation was recorded at Yale University on April 13th, 2017.


Slavery and Its Legacies – Christienna Fryar



In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Christienna Fryar, an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Buffalo State and a visiting fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center, on post-emancipation Jamaica, an era that scholars of British imperial history have defined as the three decades between full freedom in the 1830s and the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865. Professor Fryer uses a series of particular disasters on the island to examine the British colonial administration’s response to key moments in the history of post-emancipation Jamaica.


Slavery and Its Legacies – Isela Gutierrez



In this episode Thomas Thurston spoke with Isela Gutierrez, the Associate Research Director for Democracy North Carolina and a speaker on the Gilder Lehrman Center’s “Right to Vote” panel discussion, about her organization’s work to protect the citizens of North Carolina against legislative actions and court decisions designed to abridge the right to vote, and what those struggles portend regarding the struggle to protect voting rights nationally.