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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 

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“Visualizing Erasure: Sugar, Slavery,

and the Rise of Atlantic Capitalism”

Elizabeth Heath, History

Thursday, March 22, 2018, Room 8-210, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Lunch served.  RSVP Alison.griffiths@baruch.cuny.edu

 

In the late eighteenth century, colonial commodities like sugar, coffee, and indigo became common items in French homes, providing a tangible material link between metropolitan consumers and colonial slaves. Yet, most metropolitan consumers thought little about the origins of these goods. This talk explores how new digital tools and methods can offer modern scholars novel ways to understand this erasure and rethink the importance of sugar and slavery to the rise of capitalism in the French Atlantic world.

Elizabeth Heath is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. Her first book, Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern France: Global Economic Crisis and the Racialization of French Citizenship, 1870-1910 (Cambridge University Press) won the Alf Andew Heggoy prize from the French Colonial Historical Society. Her current project explores the role that colonial territories, producers, and products played in the emergence of new forms of perception essential to the development of French industrial capitalism.

Alison Griffiths, Ph.D
Professor
Faculty Fellow Global Strategies
Department of Communication Studies
Weissman School of Arts & Sciences
Baruch College | The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
1 Bernard Baruch Way B8-240
New York, NY 10010
646 312 3730 (t)
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www.alisongriffiths.org
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