How Did We Get Here? On Demand: Race Relations and African American History, Vol. 2, led by Gunja SenGupta, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Steven Hahn, New York University

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This module is part of our How Did We Get Here? series, which has been designed to provide teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events. This module, which is based on live sessions conducted on Zoom, features a lecture by Professor Gunja SenGupta on the history and evolution of the Transatlantic slave trade along with a comparative examination of the slave trade in the Indian Oceanic World; a lecture by Professor Steven Hahn on the history of the Great Migration; and pedagogical workshops led by Master Teachers Justin Emrich and Ron Nash.


• Two lectures, one each by Gunja SenGupta and Steven Hahn

• Two pedagogy sessions with Master Teacher Justin Emrich and Senior Education Fellow Emeritus Ron Nash

• A certificate of completion for four hours of professional development

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Gunja SenGupta is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Prof. SenGupta’s interests lie in nineteenth-century US history and slavery/abolition in the Indian Ocean; sectional conflict; and African American and women's history. Her first book, For God and Mammon: Evangelicals and Entrepreneurs, Masters and Slaves in Territorial Kansas (1996), dealt with sectional conflict and consensus. In From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918 (2009), she explored welfare debates as sites for negotiating identities of race, gender, and nation.

Steven Hahn received his PhD at Yale University and is a professor of history at New York University. He is a specialist in the international history of slavery, emancipation, and race, the construction of the American empire, and the social and political history of the “long nineteenth century” in the United States. He is the author of several books, including A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, and Merle Curti Prize). Hahn has been actively involved in projects making history and liberal arts education available to a wider public, and teaches in NYU’s Prison Education Program.