Comparative Slavery in the Atlantic World:
The Tannenbaum Thesis Revisited
November 6, 2004
A Workshop of the Atlantic History Seminar
This one-day Workshop will examine the question of the variant forms of slavery in the Atlantic World, reviewing Tannenbaum’s thesis of significant differences between slavery in British and Latin America and examining also the institution and the lives of slaves in other Atlantic areas, including Africa. Authorities on the subject in general and on specific regional slave systems will present their views and findings as the basis for general discussion.
There will be three formal sessions on Saturday, November 6; presentations will be followed by general discussions. Lunch will be provided, and a reception will follow the final session--the Workshop will run from approximately 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their career are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees, though the Workshop can provide local lodging information. Pre-registration is required. A complete program will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
For a registration form and additional information, please see our Web site or contact the Atlantic History Seminar (contact information provided below). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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