UCLA Atlantic History Colloquium
This paper examines the development of the institution known as “castle slavery” on the Gold Coast (West Africa) in the era of the transatlantic slave trade and explores the lived experiences of castle slaves within a comparative Atlantic World framework. It argues that castle slavery bears significant resemblances to forms of creole elite slavery in the Americans, and considers the particularly complex roles of female castle slaves.
About the Speaker: Rebecca Shumway is an affiliated faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her PhD in African History at Emory University in 2004. Her book, The Fame and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Rochester, 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Herskovits Award sponsored by the African Studies Association.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Co-Sponsored by the UCLA African Studies Center
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