Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Rebecca E. Zietlow's "The Forgotten Emancipator," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: The Forgotten Emancipator: James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction by Rebecca E. Zietlow.

The entry begins:
If they made my book into a movie, the actor who I would like to play the lead role is Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges is a charismatic actor who exudes passion, and, if necessary, extremism. Plus, Bridges has the hair to play the leading character in my book, James Mitchell Ashley.

James Ashley was a staunch anti-slavery advocate from the time he was a boy, when he witnessed slavery first hand as he worked on boats in the Ohio River. Ashley ran away from home because he disagreed so strongly with his pro-slavery father. Eventually, Ashley became...[read on]
Rebecca E. Zietlow is Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values at the University of Toledo, College of Law.

Learn more about The Forgotten Emancipator at the Cambridge University Press website.

My Book, The Movie: The Forgotten Emancipator.

--Marshal Zeringue