To mark the Bicentennial of the abolition of the International Slave trade in the United States and the British Empire, the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a conference from March 26-29, 2008 focusing on the trade, and its effects on the Lowcountry and the American South as a whole.
Topics to be covered include: African culture in the Lowcountry; Lowcountry Caribbean trade connections; impact on the southern economy; the growth of the internal slave trade; Charleston as a slave trading center; influence on pro- and anti-slavery ideology; the growth of “scientific” racism; attempts to reopen the trade; and the forced migration of enslaved Africans.
Please visit our website, www.cofc.edu/atlanticworld for registration information.
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