This project examines confluences between the scientific and progressive ideas associated with the early English Enlightenment and the concurrent proliferation of Caribbean slave plantations. Through a study of sugar plantations, it demonstrates how both slavery and the Enlightenment shared common roots within the expansionist discourse of natural science in the late seventeenth century.
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31 July 2013 this event is free
Empire of Learning: Natural Scientists and Caribbean Slavery in the Seventeenth-Century English Atlantic12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eric Otremba, Macalester College