Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic
by Jennifer L Morgan (NYU)
In this talk, Jennifer L Morgan uses the history of three black women from the sixteenth and seventeenth century to explore questions of methodology and evidence in the early history of the black Atlantic. Through evidence from visual art, law, and commerce Morgan considers the challenges and possibilities of crafting a social historical study of women whose voices are so often absent from the archival record but whose lives and perspectives have proven to be essential for comprehending the origins of racial capitalism.
Jennifer L Morgan is Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University where she also serves as Chair.