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February 28, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.
“The Slave’s Cause,” a presentation and book signing by Dr. Manisha Sinha
Dr. Manisha Sinha is professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut. She was born in India and received her PhD from Columbia University, where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty, and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in recognition of outstanding graduate teaching and advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for more than 20 years. Her recent book, “The Slave’s Cause,” was reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic, and The Boston Globe, among other newspapers and journals. It was featured as the Editor’s Choice of The New York Times Book Review. It was named the Book of the Week by Times Higher Education in May 2016 to coincide with its UK publication and one of three Great History Books for 2016 in Bloomberg News. Her first book, “The Counterrevolution of Slavery,” was named one of the 10 best books on slavery in Politico in 2015. Dr. Sinha’s research interests include U.S. history, especially the transnational histories of slavery and abolition and the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Dr. Sinha will discuss her research into the Civil War alongside the Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era exhibition. Copies of her most recent book, “The Slaves Cause,” will be for sale during the event and a book signing will follow the lecture. This lecture is $5 for the general public, and free to museum members, QU faculty, staff and students.