The Schomburg Center presents: “Enslaved Women and the Ethical Practice of History”

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[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for the following information.] The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (The New York Public Library) presents “Enslaved Women and the Ethical Practice of History,” a conversation between Marisa J. Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive and Jennifer L. Morgan, author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reconstruction in New World Slavery. This event takes place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm. The Schomburg Center is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, New York.

book15502-1Description: In the 18th century, Bridgetown, Barbados was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (UPenn Press, 2016), takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with a runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of women’s punishments. In the process, she interrogates the archive to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that constrain what can be known about these women. Fuentes, Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History at Rutgers University, will be in conversation with Jennifer L. Morgan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University and author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reconstruction in New World Slavery (UPenn Press, 2004).

Marisa J. Fuentes is Associate Professor of women’s and gender studies and history at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Fuentes is the author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Jennifer L. Morgan is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. She received her PhD from Duke University and is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reconstruction in New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).

For press inquiries, you may contact Ayofemi Kirby at ayofemikirby@nypl.org.

For more information about the event, see http://www.lapiduscenter.org/enslaved-women-and-the-ethical-practice-of-history and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lapidus-center-presents-enslaved-women-and-the-ethical-practice-of-history-tickets-30233062905

See information about Fuentes’ Dispossessed Lives at http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15502.html

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