This week In The Past Lane podcast brings you four segments, two of which focus on the movement to abolish slavery.
1)Thinkpiece: The Daunting Challenge of Taking on Slavery
2) Interview with Historian Manisha Sinha about her new book, “The Slave’s Cause”: A History of Abolition
3) History Heads Up (history-related events to keep an eye out for) and some fun with the upcoming President’s Day holiday
4) Mercy Street Rewind: Historian Megan Kate Nelson drops in for her weekly review of PBS’s historical drama, “Mercy Street,” We call this segment, Mercy Street Rewind. This week, we talk about season 1, episode 4. PLEASE NOTE: to avoid dropping spoilers on unsuspecting listeners, this Mercy Street Rewind feature appears as a separate segment. You’ll find it listed as MSR S1Ep04 in your iTunes cue, right after the In the Past Lane Episode 004.
For show credits and links – scroll down
More information about historian Manisha Sinha
Manisha Sinha’s new book:
Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016)
The PBS “Mercy Street” blog, featuring pieces by the historical advisors to the series
Episode 004 credits:
Jay Graham, ITPL Intro (courtesy, JayGMusic.com) Kevin McCleod, “Impact Moderato” (Free Music Archive)
Lee Rosevere, “Going Home” (Free Music Archive)
Andy Cohen, “Trophy Endorphins” (Free Music Archive)
The Bell, “I Am History” (Free Music Archive)