Empire of Learning: Natural Scientists and Caribbean Slavery in the Seventeenth-Century English Atlantic 31 July 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM this event is free Eric Otremba, Macalester College

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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