Revisiting Slavery and Capitalism

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The history of slavery and capitalism is old, but how has thinking on the relationship between the two evolved over the decades? In this podcast, we speak to Justene Hill Edwards about her research and teaching for an update on the longstanding historiographical conversation about the relationship between slavery and capitalism in US history and beyond.

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Contributor Bios

Justene Hill Edwards is an historian of African-American history, focusing on the history of American slavery. She is finishing her first book, Black Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and Capitalist Enterprise in South Carolina (under contract with Columbia University Press, in the Columbia Series on the History of U.S. Capitalism).
Chris Gratien is Assistant Professor of History at University of Virginia, where he teaches classes on global environmental history and the Middle East. He is currently preparing a monograph about the environmental history of the Cilicia region of the former Ottoman Empire from the 1850s until the 1950s.


Release Date: 21 May 2019
Recording Location: University of Virginia
Audio editing by Chris Gratien
Music: Zé Trigueiros


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