The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

May 29, 2014

Greg Grandin, Professor of History at New York University, gave the 2014 Maury A. Bromsen Memorial Lecture in Latin American History and Culture.   “The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World” presents the true story that inspired Herman Melville's other masterpiece, Benito Cereno.