Eliga Gould, UNH professor of history, will participate in a public forum, "Slavery and the American Revolution: A Historical Dialogue" on Friday, March 6, 2020, at TheTimesCenter in New York City as part of the New York Times’ The 1619 Project.
The 1619 Project is a series created and orchestrated by New York Times staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones that debuted in August 2019 and that combines essays in the New York Times Magazine and a podcast series to examine the legacy of slavery in America.
The forum will focus on several questions: What inspired the American Revolution? Was it a fight to secure freedom for all or bondage for some? Did the Patriots struggle for liberty or property? How should contemporary Americans regard the causes, character and legacy of the war that led to the nation’s founding? Historians with a range of views who have done primary research on the Revolutionary Era and slavery in early America will speak to the evidence and source material underlying these questions.
Other panelists include historians Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and professor of history, Harvard University; Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies, University of Houston; and Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair, Department of History, University of Virginia. The discussion will be moderated by Karin Wulf, executive director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and professor of history, College of William & Mary.
The event is sold out but the discussion can be followed on Twitter at #1619Project and live-streamed at this link.
The video of this event is now available on YouTube.