The Ties that Bind explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate. Author J. R. Oldfield introduces this new addition to our Liverpool Studies in International Slavery series in this blog post.
February marks the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass. To celebrate this, we’re exploring the life of the compelling orator, abolitionist, and activist. Alongside the recent release of Pictures and Power: Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018, editor Celeste-Marie Bernier discusses the relationship Douglass perceived between activism, authorism, and artistry. Celeste-Marie Bernier explores the life of … Continue reading