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Bloodied Waters, Hidden Histories: Race, Terror and the Unmaking of Freedom

Join us as Professor Sowande’ Mustakeem (History) discusses her book Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (University of Illinois Press, 2016),  revealing for the first time how the institution of slavery took critical shape at sea. The book was recognized with a 2017 Wesley-Logan Prize (American Historical Association) and a 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Award (Dred Scott Heritage Foundation). The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Free and open to all, pre-registration required.

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