Antislavery Politics in New York During the Age of Revolution

Thursday, November 3rd @ 12:00pm

On November 3, 2016, we held the second edition of our newest series, “Lapidus Center Talks @ Noon: Antislavery Politics in New York During the Age of Revolution” with Lapidus Center fellow Anthony Di Lorenzo.

Antislavery activity in New York was profoundly affected by late-eighteenth-century revolutions in France, the Caribbean, and around the globe. Tensions flared within a movement that included not only elite foes like Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, but also lesser-known figures—both black and white-fighting bondage from below.

Di Lorenzo head shot

Anthony Di Lorenzo is a Lapidus Center fellow. He received his PhD in African-American History from Loyola University Chicago.