The Antislavery Moment: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Origins of the Abolitionist Impulse (CANCELED)

Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 10:15 am to Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location: 
Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Audience: 
Public / Open To All
Sponsor(s): 
Center for Collaborative History
Humanities Council
Program in American Studies
Program in Latin American Studies
University Center for Human Values
Note: This event has been canceled. March 13, 2020 — Princeton is actively engaged in preparations to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the University community. As a result we are canceling our public/campus events scheduled through June 30th.

Winslow Homer, Expulsion of Negroes and Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1860 from Harper’s Weekly 4, no. 207 (1860): 788.

Winslow Homer, Expulsion of Negroes and Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 3, 1860 from Harper’s Weekly 4, no. 207 (1860): 788.

This conference will feature prominent scholars who work on abolition, anti-slavery politics, capitalism, and slavery, and will attempt to revisit the classic questions about the relationship between the marketplace and abolition in light of the new historiographical trends.

See the conference website for an up-to-date schedule and to register for the entire conference or individual sessions.

 

Schedule

Friday, March 27

10:15 AM – 11:45 PM | Davis Center Seminar

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

“Poor Law, Slave Law, and the Golden Rule: Quaker Antislavery and the Early Modern Origins of Gradual Abolition Policy”

Sarah L. H. Gronningsater, University of Pennsylvania

1:30-1:45 PM | Introductory Remarks & Welcome

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

  • Matthew Karp, Princeton University
  • Peter Wirzbicki, Princeton University

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Panel 1

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

Ariel Ron, Southern Methodist University

Comment: Wendy Warren, Princeton University

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM | Break

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 210

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM | Panel 2

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

  • Isadora Mota, Princeton University
  • Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University
  • Comment: Jacob Dlamini, Princeton University

 

Saturday, March 28

9 AM – 10:30 AM | Panel 3

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

  • John Clegg, University of Chicago 
  • Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley
  • Comment: TBA

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM | Break

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 210

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Panel 4 | Cultures of Democracy and Abolition 

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

  • Rhae Lynn Barnes, Princeton University
  • Lenora Warren, Ithaca College
  • Celso Thomas Castilho, Vanderbilt University
  • Commentator: TBA

Lunch: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 210

1:30 PM – 3 PM | Panel 5 | Capitalism, Democracy and Empire after Emancipation

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 211

  • Yesenia Barragan, Rutgers University
  • Justin Leroy, University of California, Davis
  • Comment: Monica Huerta, Princeton University

3 PM – 3:15 PM | Break

Location: Dickinson Hall, Room 210

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM | Keynote “Conversation”

  • James Oakes, CUNY, Graduate Center
  • Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut
  • Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago
  • Sean Wilentz, Princeton University
  • Moderator: Christopher Brown, Columbia University

4:45 PM – 5 PM | Closing Remarks

5 PM | Conference Concludes

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