Sep 29, 2022
Is modern society more prosperous because we're freer, or are we
freer because we're more prosperous?
In this episode, Christopher L. Brown of Columbia University discusses the history of the transatlantic slave trade, the role national identity played in dismantling the institution of slavery, and whether economic drivers carried more weight than moral ones in the rise of the abolitionist movement.
Chris's book, Moral Capital: Foundations of British
Abolitionism, can be purchased here: https://uncpress.org/book/9780807856987/moral-capital/
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