After Words with Eric Foner

On CSPAN FEBRUARY 18, 2015

Eric Foner talked about his book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, in which he examines the efforts of free blacks and white abolitionists to secure freedom for fugitive slaves during the mid-19th century. In his book, the author recounts the development of the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835 as protection against slave kidnappings that occurred in New York City. This group spawned similar organizations throughout the North and ultimately lead to a network that secured the freedom of over 3,000 slaves. He spoke with Edna Greene Medford, chair of the history department at Howard University.

Hope you will listen to the video below.

Edna Greene Medford, Chair of the History Department at Howard University interviews Eric Foner

Edna Greene Medford, Chair of the History Department at Howard University interviews Eric Foner

 

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Politics for the People Conference Call

with Eric Foner

Sunday, April 19th at 7 pm EST

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  1. Kem

     /  April 9, 2015

    Picking up my copy at the college library tomorrow. I get to start it on the weekend!

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