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Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World: A roundtable discussion with Pierre Force, Paul Cheney, Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind, moderated by Christopher L. Brown

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from the same Pyrenean Town to Saint-Domingue, tracing their descendants in an epic saga that spans three generations. Paul Cheney discusses his new book, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a micro-history of one plantation in France’s richest colony. Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind will join the discussion as respondents.

Event co-sponsored by the Maison Française, Department of History, and Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://maisonfrancaise.org/capitalism-family-atlantic-world

Venue

Buell Hall (Columbia University)
515 W. 116th St.
New York, NY 10027 United States

Organizer

Columbia University
Phone:
212-854-1754
Website:
http://www.columbia.edu/