Bromsen Lecture - Greg Grandin
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
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 Times, The Nation, New Statesman, and The New York Times.