What I Am Thinking About Now: Zach Sell, "Capital through Slavery: U.S. Settler Slavery in the Making of the Global Economy"

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House

Please join us on Thursday, November 9, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Zach Sell, Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.

This talk is based upon Zach’s ongoing manuscript project. During the mid-nineteenth century, things, people, and ideas flowed between the United States and the British Empire. Capital through Slavery is a history of how U.S. settler slavery shaped these movements and, in the process, was central to the making of the mid-nineteenth century global economy. Capital through Slavery further traces-- from India’s North-Western Provinces, to Queensland, Australia, to British Honduras-- U.S. slaveholders’ significance to imperial projects of territorial land-grabbing on a global scale. Together, these were dynamics that W.E.B. Du Bois described as capital’s “worst conceivable form.” In addition to Zach’s manuscript, this talk will also address the contemporary significance of writing about the historical critique of capital and the critical study of race together.

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

RSVP to [email protected]. Snacks and caffeine will be provided.