W.E.B. Du Bois, Slavery, and the Atlantic Imaginary

Join professors Eric Lott (American Studies, University of Virginia), Jennifer L. Morgan (History, NYU), and Jeffrey Ferguson (American Studies and Black Studies, Amherst) as they assess the impact of W.E.B. Du Bois’s work—including his seminal texts The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the U.S., 1638–1870 and Black Reconstruction—on the development of American studies, African American studies, and Atlantic studies. The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion in which participants will explore “The General Strike,“ a chapter from Dubois’s Black Reconstruction.

Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. The building and the venues are fully accessible. For more information please visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/ or call 212.817.2005 or e-mail ch@gc.cuny.edu

Schedule: 3:00  to 5:00 – Panel, 5:30 to 7:00 – Roundtable Discussion. Followed by reception.

About Steve Mentz 650 Articles
I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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