Cornell University Professor Edward Baptist Speaks to Department

Dr. Edward Baptist Speaks to the Department

On March 6, 2017, Professor Edward Baptist spoke to a packed house in ten Hoor Hall about his new project, a history of efforts to contain black movement in North America and of resistance to those efforts. His talk, entitled “Making White Freedom by Hunting Enslaved Africans,” described the evolution of laws and social practices in colonial America that made people of African descent subjects of suspicion and susceptible to policing by white colonists.

Professor Baptist is a professor of history at Cornell University and author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

This event was hosted by the Summersell Center for the Study of the South, and the History Department.