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Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series « University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

History Department at the University of Illinois University of Illinois Urbana Champaign


Wednesday October 9 / 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Levis Faculty Center, 910 W. Illinois

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'The Republican and the Revolutionary: Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx'

Robin Blackburn, Professor of Sociology, Essex University; and Professor of Historical Studies, New School University

November 11, 2009
3rd Floor Levis Faculty Center

The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by a gift in honor of Timothy Garmager, the History Department, Chancellor's Office and Center for Advanced Study (

About the Speaker

Robin Blackburn is a Professor of Sociology at Essex University and currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies at the New School University.  Long the editor of New Left Review, he has published two bold and highly acclaimed analyses of the rise and decline of slavery in the western hemisphere -- The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800 and The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848.