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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Marcus Rediker

Marcus RedikerMarcus Rediker is the Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and a senior research fellow at the Collège d'études mondiales in Paris. His books have won numerous prizes and appeared in fourteen languages. Most recently, he is the author of The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017). He is also the producer of an award-winning documentary film, "Ghosts of Amistad," based on his book The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (2012) and directed by Tony Buba, about the popular memory of the 1839 Amistad rebellion in Sierra Leone.

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