Capitalism & Slavery

The 75th Anniversary of Eric Williams’ Capitalism & Slavery

9:00am - 5:30pm / Saturday 2nd November 2019
Type: Conference / Category: Department / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
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A Program of The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, The Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, and the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation.

Setting the Scene: The West Indies in the Eighteenth Century, Diana Paton (Chair) 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sasha Turner “Women, Children, and Gradualism”

Natalie Zacek “Creoligarchs: How West Indian Wealth Reshaped Georgian London”

Dan Livesay “Elderly Bondspeople and the Creation of Caribbean Paternalism”

MORNING TEA 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Europe and Capitalism and Slavery, Jonathan Bell (Chair) 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Michael Zeuske “Alexander von Humboldt and the Barracoons of Havana: Second Slavery as Global Capitalism”

Giorgio Riello “Williams’ Triangular Trade and the Indian Ocean”

Karwan Fatah-Black “The Impact of the Slave Trade and Slavery on Dutch Society: Economics, Politics, and Culture”

LUNCH 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Economics of Slavery in a West Indian, British, and Global Context, Patricia Hudson (Chair) 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Nuala Zahedieh “Copper, Capitalism, and Slavery”

Will Ashworth “The British State and Industrialization”

AFTERNOON TEA 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transatlantic Perspectives on Capitalism and Slavery, Liz Barnes (Chair) 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Christer Petley “Revolution, War, and Sugar: Haiti, Trafalgar, and 1807”

Rebecca Shumway “Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade”

Sheryllynne Haggerty “Writing Home About Jamaican Business in 1756: A Capitalist Enterprise?”