Adam Hochschild

Adam Hochschild, popular writer of fiction, history, and biography, brings his expertise in African history to the Prince Among Slaves project. Hochschild’s most celebrated work Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, a finalist for the National Book Award, touched on the theme of the global nature of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Hochschild’s lecture revealed how the struggle to end slavery began in the British Empire. “American abolitionists came to London to watch every move of the ending of slavery, because they knew it would have the same ramifications in the United States.” His lecture is aptly titled, "Why They Beat Us to It: Ending Slavery in the British Empire.”