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January 14, 2016

Gerald Horne: 'Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the USA' (FULL VIDEO)

Professor Gerald Horne, the award-winning author of more than thirty books, discusses his book “The Counter-Revolution of 1776” which argues that for the country's forefathers, "freedom" meant the right to keep others enslaved—and that the consequences of this definition continue into the present in the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. 

He concludes that the 1776 revolution from which the contemporary USA stems was a counter-revolution, deleterious to African-American lives. 

Series: "Voices" [4/2015] [Humanities] [Show ID: 28602]


Published on 17 Apr 2015



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