Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations; Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University
THE POLITICS OF THE SECOND SLAVERY:
CONFLICT AND CRISIS ON THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY ATLANTIC SLAVE FRONTIER
October 15-16, 2010
All sessions are held in Casadesus Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, Binghamton Univ., Binghamton NY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
SESSION 1: THE POLITICS OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro (Université de Paris-Sorbonne)—"Resilience and End of the Brazilian Slave Trade: Long Term Causes and Outcomes"
Dale Tomich (Binghamton University)—"The Standard of Civilization: British World-Economic Hegemony and the Abolition of the International Slave Trade, 1807-1851"
SESSION 2: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE CIVIL WAR: THE VIEW FROM THE AMERICAS
Walter Johnson (Harvard University)—"The 'Negro Fever,' the South, and the Ignominious Effort to Re-open the Atlantic Slave Trade"
Celso Castilho (Vanderbilt University)—"Counter Currents: A 'Free' Ceará and the New Political Geographies of Brazilian Slavery, 1883-1888"
SESSION 3: LOCAL DYNAMICS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Ricardo Salles (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)—"Slaves and Politics in Brazil, 1865-1888"
Edward Baptist (Cornell University)—"The Politics and Economics of the Political Economy of Slavery and Antislavery in the United States, 1837-1860"
Anthony E. Kaye (Pennsylvania State University)—"Lines of Attack: Social Space and Strategies of Slave Revolt in Demerara and Southampton, Virginia"
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16
SESSION 4: ROUND TABLE AND DISCUSSION: “THE SECOND SLAVERY AS A CONCEPT FOR HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION”
Anthony E. Kaye, Rafael Marquese, and Dale Tomich
SESSION 5: THE PROSLAVERY INTERNATIONAL
Rafael Marquese (Universidade São Paulo)—"The Proslavery International and the Politics of the Second Slavery
Edward Rugemer (Yale University)—The Political Foundation for a Second Slavery: The Difference between Jamaica and South Carolina, 1787-1810"
SESSION 6: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE CIVIL WAR: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES
Enrico Dal Lago (National University of Ireland, Galway)—"The American Civil War, Emancipation, and Nation Building: A Comparative Perspective"
Christopher Schmidt-Nowara (Fordham University)—"Spanish Politics, Antillean Slavery, and the U. S. Civil War"
Robin Blackburn (University of Essex, New School for Social Research)—"An Unfinished Revolution: Marx and Lincoln"
Preregistration is required for Saturday lunch
Preregistration is strongly recommended. $20 faculty; $10 students
Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2010
Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton NY 13902-6000
Special hotel room rate: $80/night, Quality Inn at the University, 607-729-6371 mention The Politics of Second Slavery
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