Manisha Sinha is professor and the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History. She was born in India and received her Ph.D from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor bestowed on faculty and received the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in Recognition of Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Advising from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught for over twenty years.
Her recent book The Slave’s Cause was reviewed by The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic, and The Boston Globe, among other newspapers and journals. It was featured as the Editor’s Choice of the New York Times Book Review. It was named the book of the week by Times Higher Education in May, 2016 to coincide with its UK publication and one of three Great History Books for 2016 in Bloomberg News. Her first book, The Counterrevolution of Slavery, was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015. Sinha’s research interests lie in United States history, especially the transnational histories of slavery and abolition and the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction
Sinha will discuss her research into the Civil War alongside the “Making America: The Irish in Civil War Era” exhibition. Copies of her most recent book, The Slaves Cause, will be for sale during the event and a book signing will follow the lecture.
This lecture is $5 for the general public, and free to museum members, QU faculty, staff and students; tickets must be purchased online, in advance at ighm.org.
Thursday, February 28 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, Lower Gallery
3011 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518 USA