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S3-E8 Runaway Slave Syndrome

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In this episode we discuss false narratives surrounding the antebellum abolitionist efforts. To assist in that endeavor we're going to listen to some of Professor Manisha Sinha's lecture
"Did Abolitionists Cause the Civil War?"
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.

They told us that abolitionists caused the civil war. That middle class white people started and ran the abolitionist movement, and that those in bondage were happy slaves satisfied with their condition. Then, when we resisted or became a runaway, they told us it was a mental illness to want freedom from slavery. Drapetomania.
They lied. They always lie.

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