- Narrated by: Robin Miles, Kris Manjapra
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
- Release date: 04-19-22
Black Ghost of Empire By Kris Manjapra AudioBook Summary
The 1619 Project illuminated the ways in which every aspect of life in the United States was and is shaped by the existence of slavery. Black Ghost of Empire focuses on emancipation and how this opportunity to make right further codified the racial caste system—instead of obliterating it.
To understand why the shadow of slavery still haunts society today, we must not only look at what slavery was but also the unfinished way it ended. One may think of “emancipation” as a finale, leading to a new age of human rights and universal freedoms. But in reality, emancipations everywhere were incomplete. In Black Ghost of Empire, acclaimed historian and professor Kris Manjapra identifies five types of emancipation—explaining them in chronological order – along with the lasting impact these transitions had on formerly enslaved groups around the Atlantic.