2019/11/20 White Slaves/Black Revolutionaries
Date: 11/20 WED
Venue: R106A HA Building 2 at NCTU
Coterminous with US press coverage of US white “enslavement,” during the Barbary Wars, news of the slave uprisings in the French sugar colony of Saint Domingue hit the US popular press. Were the rebellious slaves in one of the most sadistic plantation slave economies justified in asserting their right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” or did they embody the worst threat to democratic rule—savage black mobs raping and murdering? This talk will explore the evolution of the Haitian Revolution and the radical press’s (in both France and the United States) response to Afro-Caribbean’s assertion to their rights to freedom, political agency and independence from French colonial rule.
*English Lecture (英文演講)