University of Pittsburgh

Faculty

Seymour Drescher

University Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1960)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3707 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7474
syd@pitt.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Field(s)

Slavery and Abolition
Modern France
Atlantic History

 

Teaching

Western Civilization
Modern France
European Expansion
Antisemitism
Slavery and Antislavery
Racism


Selected Publications

Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery (Cambridge, 2009)

The Mighty Experiment (Oxford, 2002)

From Slavery to Freedom (New York University Press, 1999)

Capitalism and Antislavery (Oxford University Press, 1986)

Econocide (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977; re-published 2010 by University of North Carolina Press with a new Preface by Drescher and Foreward by David Brion Davis)

Tocqueville and England (Harvard University Press, 1964)

 

Honors/Awards

UCIS Research Fellow (1992, 2000)
Resident Scholar, Villa Serbelloni (1980, 1990)
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow (1984)
Guggenheim Fellow (1978)
National Endowment Humanities Fellow (1973)


Project(s)

"Slavery and Antislavery in Global Perspective"; "British Antislavery in the Age of Revolution"; "Abolition and Imperialism"; "Tocqueville and Antislavery without Revolution"; "Anglo-American Paths to Emancipation: 1770-1870"

 

 

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