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James G. Basker

James G. Basker is a Professor of English and the Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History at Barnard College, Columbia University, and President of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. His most recent book is Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery 1660-1810 (Yale University Press).

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Freedom's March
By: James G. Basker
Posted: September 9, 2011
A review of Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery, by Seymour Drescher. When it was founded in 1998, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, awarded to the best book on the history of slavery by Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, had fe...
Man of Letters
By: James G. Basker
Posted: June 28, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 3 - Summer 2006

The remarkable life and writings of Samuel Johnson.