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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Marcus Rediker

Marcus RedikerMarcus Rediker is a 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 awards and have been translated into fifteen languages. The most recent is The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017). He is the producer of the prize-winning documentary film Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, based on his book The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (2012) and directed by Tony Buba. Rediker is currently writing a play, The Return of Benjamin Lay, with playwright Naomi Wallace, and working as guest curator in the J.M.W. Turner collection at Tate Britain.

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