Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha is the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow. She received her Ph.D from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. Her book The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina was named one of the ten best books on slavery in Politico in 2015 and featured in The New York Times 1619 Project. Her recent book The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition, which won the Frederick Douglass, Avery Craven, James Rawley, and SHEAR Best Book prizes, was long listed for the National Book Award for Non-Fiction. It was widely reviewed in the mainstream press and named editor’s choice in The New York Times Book Review and the book of the week by Times Higher Education to coincide with its UK publication. Her forthcoming book The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: A Long History of Reconstruction, 1860-1900 will be published by Liveright.
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