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Empire and slavery in the age of revolution

  • 02 October 2020

At a time when Caius like many other historic institutions is examining its own ties to slave-ownership, and the public is being drawn into debates over the significance of global legacies of empire and slavery, three books published this autumn by Caius historians aim to shed light on these complex and controversial questions: Bronwen Everill's 'Not Made By Slaves: Ethical Capitalism in the Age of Abolition';   Sujit Sivasundaram's 'Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire' and Michael Taylor's 'The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery' .

Professor Peter Mandler, Bailey Lecturer in History at Gonville & Caius College and Caius History invite you to join a roundtable discussion on these subjects on Zoom, at 6-7.30pm GMT on Friday 13 November. Bronwen, Sujit and Michael will introduce their books and join in a discussion of how they hope to contribute to historiographical and public debate. The discussion will be chaired by another Caius historian, Jake Subryan Richards, Assistant Professor of History at LSE and author of a forthcoming book on the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.   

This event is free and open to all Caius alumni and current students, but please register to receive Zoom joining details.


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