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Evening Talk with Sowande' Mustakeem | Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sic...
Thu, April 27, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Join us for a CSSJ evening talk with Sowande' M. Mustakeem, entitled, “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage."
Sowande' M. Mustakeem's study explores the social conditions and human costs embedded in the world of maritime slavery, and how the Middle Passage was a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage. Mustakeem teases out the social histories and dynamics of power between those on slave ships: captains, sailors, surgeons, and enslaved people. She offers provocative insight into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence in the Atlantic Slave Trade.