2014 Michael Baptista Lecture: Greg Grandin on “The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World”
The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Tubman Institute are pleased to present Professor Greg Grandin and his lecture based on his new book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Keele Campus.
Herman Melville’s novella Benito Cereno, published just before the U.S. Civil War, takes place on a Spanish slave ship shortly after its arrival in the bay of a remote island off the coast of southern Chile. In this lecture, Grandin will discuss his new book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, a reconstruction of the events that inspired Benito Cereno, to explore the meaning of encounters between empires for slavery in all of the Americas during the Age of Revolution.
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