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Oct
24
2022

Jori Lewis - "Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History"

When: Monday, October 24, 2022
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Janet Hundrieser   (847) 491-3525

Group: Science in Human Culture Program - Klopsteg Lecture Series

Co-Sponsor: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Speaker

Jori Lewis

Title

"Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation and a Crop That Changed History"

Discussion

Author Jori Lewis discusses her book, "Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History". The book delves into the environmental history of peanut agriculture, capitalism, and slavery in nineteenth century Senegal. She will also discuss the fine art of writing about complex environmental subjects for a general audience. 

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