School of History, Classics & Archaeology

2023 Lecture in the History of Slavery - Professor Brenda Stevenson: 'Slavery, family and resistance'

This event has taken place, but you can watch a recording at the link below.

Video: 2023 Lecture in the History of Slavery - Professor Brenda Stevenson
A recording of the 2023 History of Slavery Lecture, organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Global History, by Professor Brenda Stevenson. It took place in the Meadows Lecture Theatre at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Tuesday 25 April, 2023.

 

Enslaved Black people performed an endless assault on their personal enslavement and that of their most cherished marker of identity, their families. Regardless of the tactics taken up,  tactics that ran the gamut from the individual acts of poison, arson, and escape, to group revolt and mass marronage,  the enslaved family (in thought, method, and often actual deed) was the essential site of context. This lecture engages the intersection of enslavement, family, and Black resistance at the time of the American Revolution and beyond.

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Professor Brenda Stevenson

Professor Brenda Stevenson

Professor Brenda Stevenson is Hillary Rodham Clinton Chair of Women’s History at St John’s College, University of Oxford. She is a leading scholar of slavery, race and gender. Her book-length works include 'The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimke' (Oxford 1988); 'Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South' (Oxford 1996); 'The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the L.A. Riots' (Oxford 2013); and 'What is Slavery?' (Polity 2015).

“Slave Hunt:  Dismal Swamp, Virginia” c. 1862 by Thomas Moran
Apr 25 2023 -

2023 Lecture in the History of Slavery - Professor Brenda Stevenson: 'Slavery, family and resistance'

The 2023 Lecture in the History of Slavery was delivered by Professor Brenda Stevenson.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School