Book Talk by Lynne Breen: “Freedom at Niagara: German-American Activism in the Abolition of Slavery”
Join the German Society on Monday, November 6 at 7:00pm for a talk on GSP member Lynne Breen‘s newest book!
In her newest compendium — Freedom at Niagara: German-American Activism in the Abolition of Slavery — Breen traces the history of slavery in America from 18th-century German scientists, who proved no intellectual difference among the races, to freedom-minded German émigrés who fled to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s.
|“Lynne Breen delivers an important work that details the often overlooked role that German-Americans played in ending slavery in the United States. In Freedom at Niagara, she concisely shows how the efforts of German-Americans, both politically and on the battlefield, helped end this egregious institution. The book is an engaging account of this staunchly antislavery immigrant group, set in the framework of American history. It is extensively sourced, richly illustrated, and thoroughly enlightening.”
– Eric Richards, 2021 World Language Teacher of the Year Finalis
(Register for the free event at the German Society of Pennsylvania website here)