Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World is a working group designed to give faculty and graduate students a forum to present work-in-progress related to Atlantic World slavery.
The working group is open to those interested in slavery and related subjects in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa before 1900. We aim to give participants an opportunity to present book or dissertation chapters, articles-in-progress, or prospectus drafts. Topics include but are not limited to the relationship between slavery and: the state, society, politics, empire, political economy, agriculture, gender, resistance and revolt, abolition, emancipation, and cultural and racial formations.
We meet on Wednesdays at 6pm. Format is a moderated discussion with pre-circulated papers.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
January 25: Raquel Otheguy (Adjunct Instructor, Quinnipiac University): “From the Rifle to the Chalk: Militamen Turned Teachers, and Resistance to Racial Control in Mid Nineteenth-Century Cuba.”
February 8: Crystal Feimster (Associate Professor, Yale University): TBA
February 22: Alex Borucki (Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine): “Slaves, Silver, and Atlantic Empires: The Slave Trade to Spanish South America, 1660-1810.”
March 8: Martha S. Jones (Presidential Bicentennial Professor, University of Michigan): TBA
April 5: Connor Williams (PhD Student, Yale University): “ ‘Until Haiti Spoke’: Discourses of Diaspora, Self-Sovereignty, and Equality in Frederick Douglass’ 1893 Columbian Exposition Addresses.”
April 19: Henrique Espada (Professor, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil): “A History of a Different Future: The End of Slavery and Slaves’ Expectations of Rights in Brazil (1870s and 1880s).”
We meet Wednesday nights at 6pm at 81 Wall St., Room 201 (the Gordon Parks Room in the African American Studies Department).
Our format is a pre-circulated paper with a moderated discussion. A light dinner (pizza) will be served.
RSWG is open to anyone interested in slavery and related subjects in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe before 1900. We aim to give participants an opportunity to present book or dissertation chapters, articles in progress, or prospectus drafts. Topics include (but are not limited to): the links between slavery, the state, politics, and political economy; resistance and revolt; gender; abolition and emancipation; and racial and cultural formations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Pre-circulated papers will only be sent to those on the mailing list. If you plan to attend, we ask that you read the paper in advance.
Associate Professor of History and African American Studies
PhD Candidate in 19th Century U.S. HIstory