Lecture on Slave Trade by Pitt’s Marcus Rediker to Air Dec. 18-19 on C-SPAN 3

Issue Date: 
December 6, 2010

Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History, will be featured on American History TV’s Lectures in History series, airing at 8 p.m. and midnight Dec. 18 and 1 p.m. Dec. 19 on C-SPAN 3. Rediker’s lecture on the slave trade and slave ships also will air on C-SPAN radio at 10 p.m. Dec. 18.

“Professor Rediker was selected for American History TV’s Lectures in History program because of his specialty and publications on the slave trade,” said Luke A. Nichter, coexecutive producer of C-SPAN 3’s American History TV. “Lectures in History is a survey of American history as well as college classrooms across the country. When it came time to featuring a class on the slave trade, Professor Rediker’s was an obvious choice.”

Rediker’s book The Slave Ship: A Human History (Viking Penguin and John Murray, 2007) has won multiple awards. It has been translated into Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese.

—By Patricia Lomando White