The James Ford Special Lecture: Racial capitalism across the black/white Atlantic

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The Faculty of History is pleased to announce:

The James Ford Special Lecture: Racial capitalism across the black/white Atlantic

by Catherine Hall (UCL)

This lecture will focus on the system of racial capitalism that operated across the C18 Atlantic. Utilising the  life and writings of Edward Long, C18 historian of Jamaica, it will explore the ways in which white colonists attempted to make race – to establish fixed divisions between black and white people on the basis of nature. Since such divisions were not natural it required constant vigilance at every level – economic, political and cultural – to maintain these binaries which were always in danger of slippage. Slavery, as Equiano said, was a state of war."

 

Drinks will be served after the lecture, which is open to members of the university and the public.

It is free to attend but must be registered for in advance as seating is strictly limited. Please register early as we anticipate that places will run out quickly.

Register in advance here