- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The War for Independence
James Oliver Horton speaks about slave narratives as an important resource for understanding American history.
Frank Cogliano, professor of American history at the University of Edinburgh, discusses Thomas Jefferson's legacy as it relates to the American Revolution, and looks at how Jefferson himself wished to be remembered--as the author of the Declaration of American Independence and of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and as father of the University of Virginia.
Columbia University professor Christopher Brown, author of Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism (2006), examines the rise of anti-slavery thought during the Revolutionary era. Focusing on the often contrasting motivations behind the anti-slavery rhetoric of the British and the Americans, Brown pointedly illustrates how the anti-slavery movement was a global phenomenon that emerged from a wide variety of ideologies.