“Slave Rebellions in the Atlantic World”

with Vincent Brown and Marjoleine Kars

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET

Approx. 60 minutes

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Beyond Britain’s North American mainland colonies, European colonies in the Caribbean and South America were also sites of imperial resistance movements in the Age of Revolutions. In this program, AAS President Scott Casper will moderate a conversation with Vincent Brown and Marjoleine Kars about slave rebellions in the larger Atlantic world, with a focus on Jamaica and the Dutch colony of Berbice. The discussion will cover stories of slavery, warfare, and rebellion and highlight the experiences of the enslaved people who participated in them.

Vincent Brown is Charles Warren Professor of American History, professor of African and African American Studies, and founding director of the History Design Studio at Harvard University. His most recent book, Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (2020), was awarded the 2021 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the 2020 Sons & Daughters of United States Middle Passage Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Non-Fiction Research, was a co-winner of the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Award for non-fiction, and was a finalist for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.

Marjoleine Kars teaches Atlantic history, early American history, and women’s history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is a senior editor for International Labor and Working-Class History. Her book about a massive and nearly successful slave rebellion in a Dutch colony (now the Republic of Guyana) on the Caribbean coast of South America, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast, was published by The New Press in August 2020 and came out in a Dutch translation in January 2021. NPR included Blood on the River on its “Best Books for 2020″ list.

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