African American abolitionists in Britain between the 1830s and 1890s

Hannah-Rose Murray, Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Nottingham
Monday, March 18, 2019

The following podcast is featured on “Slavery and Its Legacies,” a series produced by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center:

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray talks with Thomas Thurston about her work tracing the travels of Frederick Douglass, Henry Box Brown, and other African American abolitionists in Britain between the 1830s and 1890s. (Listen to podcast)

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray received her Ph.D. from the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham and has been a postdoctoral fellow there since April 2018. Her research focuses on African American transatlantic journeys to Britain between the 1830s and the 1890s. Dr. Murray is the creator of the website Frederick Douglass in Britain and Ireland. Her publications include:

  • ‘“To Tell the Black People’s Side of the Story”: African American Resistance to Transatlantic Racism 1835-2017.’ Black Lives Matter: The Past, Present and Future of an International Movement for Rights and Justiceedited by Karen Salt and Zoe Trodd (London: Oxford University Press/British Academy, 2019).
  • ‘“Monstrous Perversions and Lying Inventions.” Moses Roper’s Resistance to the British Imagination of Slavery and Abolition.’ Violence in the American Imaginationedited by Andrew Dix (London: Routledge, 2018).
  • ‘“The Real Uncle Tom”: Josiah Henson in Britain 1877.’ Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions Across Literatures from Europe, Africa and the Americas, edited by Dirk Goettsche (New York: Peter Lang, 2018).