Slavery and Freedom in the Americas [F-21-18]

Presenter:Evelyn Jennings
Location: Zoom
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.3 hours
Dates: Tue 12:00 PM 11/02, 11/09
Status: Course Update: The date and time for course #18 has been changed to Tuesdays, November 2 and 9, at 12:00 pm. Members already registered need not re-register, others can register using our online registration form found at

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In our two sessions together, we will examine comparatively slavery in the Americas from the 1500s to the end of the 1800s to address some questions that people often ask about the institution. Why did slavery exist across time and space? Why is it important to study slavery, if the institution was abolished in the Americas by the late 1800s? How did enslaved people build new lives and cultures in the Americas? How did they resist enslavement and seek freedom? What are the legacies of slavery in the Americas today?

Evelyn Jennings is a Professor of Latin American history at SLU with a specialization in slavery in the Atlantic World and colonial Cuba.

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Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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