2019-12-11 11:17:35

Radical Scholar Dr. Priyamvada Gopal on Her New Take on the History of Abolition & Rebellion

In this episode, author and scholar Dr. Priyamvada Gopal discuss her latest book, Insurgent Empire, which examines a history of abolition and rebellion under colonial rule to demonstrate how these resistance movements served as active participants in their own liberation while reshaping ideas around freedom and self-determination during the expansion of capitalism and empire. Liberty can mean many things, not just, for example, the freedom to earn a meager wage. She argues that lessons learned then should serve as models for contemporary action while supporting the need to understand ordinary people as viable agents in their own struggles.

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