Sept. 24, 2021

17. Fanny Kemble, Part Two

17. Fanny Kemble, Part Two

Fanny Kemble, trapped in her new marriage, learns the stark truth about American slavery and how she herself has become implicated in its horrors. After a long struggle, she finally works her way back to moral clarity and and financial independence.  It has a lot to do with the power of Shakespeare, it turns out.


Fanny Kemble feels trapped in her new marriage, and learns the stark truth about American slavery and how she herself has become implicated in its horrors. We detail in this episode how, after a long struggle, she finally works her way back to moral clarity and and financial independence.  It has a lot to do with the power of Shakespeare, it turns out.

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