Mary Hicks will present "Going to their Own Country:” Black Mariners and Shipboard Life in the Bahian Slave Trade"
The second chapter of her book manuscript will be discussed and it details multifaceted forms of agency exercised by enslaved African and creole mariners aboard slaving vessels in the mid to late 18th century, arguing that mariners were not only agents in transforming their own lives, but were in fact agents in the Atlantic world more broadly.
***This event features pre-circulated paper available upon request at alari@fas...
The seminar will gather scholars interested in the study of slavery and race from transnational and comparative perspectives. Possible topics include:
1) Transatlantic networks of the slave trade. 2) Slavery and abolitionism in the Atlantic world. 3) Legal regimes: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. 4) Social and cultural legacies of slavery. 5) Biological legacies of slavery.
Date and location: Instituto de Historia del CSIC, Madrid, June 17-19, 2019. Languages: Spanish and English
Proposals and abstracts should be sent by March 1,...
This gathering seeks to promote the academic field of Afro-Latin American Studies by fostering a necessary dialogue among actors involved in the production and implementation of academic and race justice agendas in Latin America.