Bromsen Lecture - Greg Grandin

Date/Time: 
May 29, 2014 - 5:30pm

THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY: SLAVERY, FREEDOM, AND DECEPTION IN THE NEW WORLD
A talk on the true story that inspired Herman Melville's other masterpiece, Benito Cereno.

The Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Latin American History and Culture

Greg Grandin

Professor of History
New York University

MacMillan Reading Room
John Carter Brown Library
Reception and book signing to follow 

About the Speaker

Greg Grandin is the author of Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, as well as Empire’s Workshop and The Blood of Guatemala. A professor of history at New York University and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, Grandin has served on the UN Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan Civil War and has written for theLos Angeles TimesThe NationNew Statesman, and The New York Times.