Jennifer Thomson, assistant professor of History at Bucknell University and Mohammed Elnaiem, student at Bucknell University, interview David Roediger, professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas. Thomson and Roediger discuss self-emancipation of enslaved peoples as a catalyst for liberation movements in the United States. Elnaiem draws parallels between the 19th century activism inspired by emancipation and the social movements inspired by the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Thomson asks Roediger about his next book and the discussion centers around the American middle class, class consciousness, and the rhetoric used by politicians to appeal to the middle class.
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Thomson, Jennifer and Elnaiem, Mohammed, "David Roediger Interview" (2016). Bucknell: Occupied. 2.