Northwestern University

May
3
Fri 12:00 PM

Early Modern Slavery and the Assembling of Race Governance in Colonial Quito

When: Friday, May 3, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Krzysztof M Kozubski  

Group: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies

Co-sponsor(s): Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Faculty & Fellows Colloquium

Early Modern Slavery and the Assembling of Race Governance in Colonial Quito

Sherwin K. Bryant is assistant professor of African American Studies and History, and Director of the Center for African American History. He works at the intersections of cultural, legal, social history and political economy, with an emphasis upon Black life in the Kingdoms of New Granada and Quito (what is now modern Colombia and Ecuador). Bryant is the co-editor of Expanding the Diaspora: Africans to Spanish America (University of Illinois Press 2012); and author of Rivers of Gold, Lives of Bondage: Governing through Slavery in Colonial Quito (University of North Carolina Press 2013). Rivers of Gold investigates how and why slavery mattered in a colony that featured a relatively smaller slave population. Bryant argues slavery performed a fundamental dimension of governance as an extension of imperial power for colonial Spanish America.

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