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Indentured Labor Migration and the Meaning of Emancipation: Free Trade, Race, and Labor in British Public Debate

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 22, 2017. 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Room 252, Pigott Hall (Main Quad Building 260)
Meeting Description: 

Connolly's talk, "Indentured Labor Migration and the Meaning of Emancipation: Free Trade, Race, and Labor in British Public Debate," is based on his dissertation research. Rosa-Acosta's talk, "Why Forced Migrations? Why Now?" will recap the year and briefly discuss his research on "revolutionarity" in Cuba and Angola.

Jon Connolly is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History as well as a J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School. His research focuses on indentured labor migration and the category of free labor after the abolition of slavery in the British empire. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge.
  
George Rosa-Acosta is the current graduate student coordinator for Forced Migrations and a first-year PhD candidate in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures. His research focuses on discourses of identity, modernity and revolution.
 

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