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Simon Schama: The Abolition of the Slave Trade Two Hundred Years On- America and Britain: Two Diverging Destinies?

Presidential Lecturer

Marking the bicentenary of the abolishment of the transatlantic slave trade, British historian Simon Schama spoke to a full house on the different responses in America and Britain to this historic event. Schama recently authored "Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution," which won the 2006 National Book Critic's Circle Award for general non-fiction. His thirty-plus films for the BBC include the Emmy-nominated "A History of Britain" and the eight-part "Power of Art." Schama also writes regularly for "The Guardian" and "The New Yorker" and won a National Magazine Award for his art criticism in 1996. 



Monday, October 29, 2007. 07:00PM