Richard S. Newman

Richard S. Newman

Richard Newman directs the Library Company of Philadelphia and specializes in the study of American reformers in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including early black leaders, abolitionists, and modern environmentalists. He is the author or editor of five books including The Transformation of American Abolitionism (2002) and Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers (2008). He is also a coeditor of the book series "Race in the Atlantic World," copublished by the Library Company, and he serves on the advisory councils of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.

Lectures

  • "Where There is No Vision the People Perish": Religious Reformers and American Environmentalism from Love Canal to Hurricane Katrina
  • Black Founders: African American Civil Rights Struggles in the Age of Revolution
  • Civil War, Abolition Peace
  • Freedom Dreams North and South: Reconstructing Racial Equality from 1776 to 1876
  • Love Canal and the American Dream: Grassroots Activism at America's Most Notorious Environmental Place
  • Protest in Black and White: African American Writers Confront Atlantic Slavery