The Greatest Slave Rebellion in Modern History: Southern Slaves in the American Civil War
Published:2 November 2004
On October 21, 2004, Dr. Steven Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, presented the J. Harvey Young lecture for Emory University's Department of History. The author of the award-winning Roots of Southern Populism (1983) and co-editor of The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation (1985), Professor Hahn has most recently written A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (2003) which won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Merle Curti Prizes in American History.
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About the Speaker:
Steven Hahn is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from Yale University and is a specialist on the social and political history of the nineteenth-century United States, on the history of the U. S. South, and on the comparative history of slavery and emancipation. He is the author of Roots of Southern Populism (1983), and co-editor (with Jonathan Prude) of The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation (1985). A Nation Under Our Feet (2004) received the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize from Columbia University, and the Merle Curti Prize in Social History sponsored by the Organization of American Historians. He is currently at work on the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures in African-American History, to be delivered at Harvard University in 2007, and on a history of the United States from 1840 to 1900, to be published in the Penguin history of the United States.
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