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History of slavery

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David Brion Davis History of slavery

David Brion Davis, professor of history at Yale University and one of the world’s leading authorities on slavery, delivered the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures last week (April 30, May 1-2). The three lectures were titled: ‘The Origins and Nature of New World Slavery,’ ‘1819: Signs of a New Era,’ and ‘The African-American Impact on American Abolitionism and Southern Responses to the Perils of Antislavery.’ The lectures were sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.