Manisha Sinha

Longlist, 2016 National Book Awards

Manisha Sinha is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize.
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The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition, by Manisha Sinha book cover
ISBN 9780300181371 Yale University Press

A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War More about this book >

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Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha is Professor and Graduate Program Director of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born in India and received her Ph.D. from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft Prize. Her first book The Counterrevolution of Slavery was named one of the ten best books on slavery by Politico in 2015. She has written for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Huffington Post. She appeared on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show in 2014. She was an adviser and on-screen expert for the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary The Abolitionists (2013), which is a part of the NEH funded Created Equal film series.

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