Program in British Studies

Lecture

Fri, April 6, 2007 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

In her celebrated new book, Epic Journeys of Freedom, Cassandra Pybus traces the experiences of black Americans who claimed their freedom during the American Revolution. In this talk she will discuss William Wilberforce and the black settlers of Sierra Leone. Cassandra Pybus teaches at the University of Sydney. She has published more than ten books on Australian and American history including The Devil and James McAuley, which won the 2001 Adelaide Festival Prize for Non Fiction. The session will also provide an opportunity for a discussion of the movie, 'Amazing Grace'.

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