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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) coordinates an event schedule with broad-based programming featuring presenters from diverse disciplines. LACS organizes and sponsors more than 50 public lectures, workshops, performances, and conferences over the course of the academic year.

LACS Lecture. Atlantic History Initiative. Rumors of Slavery: Defending Emancipation in a Hostile Caribbean

Anne Eller, assistant professor of history, Yale University
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
Room 1014 Tisch Hall Map
Professor Eller will be workshopping her recent article, “Rumors of Slavery,” as well as discussing its connections to her book, We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom. In her study of the reoccupation of Dominican territory by the Spanish, Eller deepens study of the impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic world and breaks from paradigms that emphasize perpetual conflict between Haitians and Dominicans in the nineteenth century. She contextualizes the small body of writing of Dominican elites with new analyses of inclusive and popular histories of identity, community, and freedom, summoning sources that range from trial records and consul reports to fragments of poetry and song. Rethinking Dominican relationships with their communities, the national project, and the greater Caribbean, Eller shows how popular anticolonial resistance, as well as Caribbean anti-slavery movements across multiple islands and coasts, were anchored in a rich and complex political culture that traveled beyond individual shores.

Anne Eller is an assistant professor of history at Yale University. She teaches and researches colonial and modern Caribbean and Latin American history, comparative colonialisms, citizenship, Atlantic history, and the African Diaspora. She is currently writing a second monograph about the Caribbean after emancipation, tentatively entitled Other 1898s.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: History, Latin America, Politics, Social, Social Justice
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, International Institute, Department of American Culture, Department of History