Newman’s book on American abolitionism honored

Richard Newman, professor in the Department of History, attended a conference panel in July celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first major book, The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic (2002). The panel, which met at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) in New Orleans, included five professors from around the nation who discussed the impact of Newman’s book on antislavery scholarship.