Stephen Whitman is an Associate Professor of History at Mount Saint Mary's University. He writes on the history of slavery and emancipation in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whitman's new book, Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake, offers an accross-the-board look at anti-slavery activity and its impact on the region. His first book, The Price of Freedom, focused on how enslaved people in Maryland gained freedom through manumission.
Recorded On: Saturday, February 14, 2009