This conference will contrast and compare traditional chattel slavery with various examples of twentieth-century state slavery, ranging from the coerced labor enforced by Nazi Germany and Communist Russia and China to the chain gangs and penal servitude in the Jim Crow South. It will also describe and analyze some of the forms of massive and unusual forced labor that arose and flourished for a century following the outlawing of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, symbolized by Brazil's final act of abolition in 1888.
Speakers will include Suzanne Miers, Kevin Bales, David Oshinsky, Rebecca Scott, Francis Deng, Michael Allen, David J. Nordlander, Jeffrey Ferguson, Laura J. Lederer, and others.
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