February 18, 2020, 4 pm |The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World Slavery

January 27, 2020

The Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryThe Idea of a Moral and Reparatory History of New World SlaveryDavid Scott, the Ruth and William Lubic Professor of Anthropology in the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, will give a research lecture that asks what story of the history of New World slavery ought to command our critical attention in the present. He offers the provisional answer that the story of New World slavery ought to be reoriented by a moral, and more specifically a reparatory, history that embraces the idea that New World slavery was not only an historical catastrophe but a moral evil, a wrong which may in fact be irreparable. Free and open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Pembroke Hall 305.