Letters and Politics

A History of Violent Mobs Overthrowing Democratically Elected Governments in America

Guest: Manisha Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and a leading authority on the history of slavery and abolition and the Civil War and Reconstruction.  She is the author of several books including The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina and The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.




Photo source: Wikimedia Commons – The Wilmington coup carried out by white supremacists in North Carolina of 1898.


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