Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Schomburg Center: Lapidus Center Presents: Black Colonists: The African History of the Pre-Sugar Spanish Caribbean, Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM

Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640
David Wheat
The University of North Carolina Press (2016)

Schomburg Center 
Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM

In Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean , 1570–1640, David Wheat, Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, depicts the early Spanish Caribbean as an extension of events and patterns established in western Africa and the Atlantic Islands. This new approach illustrates how African-forced migrants became de facto colonists in the Spanish Caribbean’s major port cities and their hinterlands. Wheat will be in conversation with historian Herman Bennett, Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, whose forthcoming study is entitled "Soiled Gods: Africans and Sovereign Power in the Early Atlantic."

This program is co-sponsored by Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and brought to you by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery.

Watch on livestream.

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