WMQ-EMSI Workshop, "Resisting Enslavement in Vast Early America"

  Now accepting proposals (through October 15, 2023). Read the CFP below A program and registration for this event will be posted early in 2024. RESISTING ENSLAVEMENT IN VAST EARLY AMERICA WMQ-EMSI WORKSHOP 2024 May 30 – June 1  HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA CONVENER: Jennifer L. Morgan   The… Read More

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"Commercializing blackness: color and race in New Spain (1784-1794)"

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"Transforming Waste into Wealth: The Political Economy of Alcohol in the Leeward Islands, 1670-1737"

OI Colloquium with Lila O’Leary Chambers Alcohol played a crucial role in supporting the Leeward Islands’ transition from a “society with slaves” to an entrenched “slave society” across the early eighteenth century. Rather than acting solely as a signifier of planter excess, this chapter reveals that white settlers and enslaved and free African and African-descended peoples incorporated it in… Read More

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“‘They brought them from the Palenque’: Captivity and Smuggling in Jamaica, ca. 1660”

OI Colloquium with Casey Schmitt Following the English invasion of Jamaica in 1655, Spanish forces maintained a toehold on the island over five years of guerilla warfare in large part because of the food and shelter they received from three different semi-autonomous Afro-Jamaican communities on the island. While historians discuss two of the three Afro-Jamaican villages, they also often… Read More

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