Slavery, Indenture and the Plantation Economy

Date: 7th April 2021, 2 – 4pm

Location: Online

How were the transatlantic slave trade and circuits of indenture central to the establishment making of the modern world?

This event will explore how the processes of both the transatlantic slave trade and circuits of indenture were central to the establishment of the modern world. Yet, within contemporary accounts of how the modern world came to be, these processes are often ignored and side-lined; as are histories of resistance to both slavery and indenture. In this event, we ask critical questions about how the modern world came into being through focusing on the inter-related processes of slavery, indenture and the plantation economy, both in the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean worlds.


Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen (School of Advanced Study)

Professor Trevor Burnard (University of Hull)

Nadine Chambers (Birkbeck, University of London)

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This event is hosted by the Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project which seeks to make available open access resources for the teaching of sociology. It emerges out of discussions about the need to broaden our understandings of the past – to be inclusive of colonial and imperial histories – in developing our understandings of the present. The Connected Sociologies Curriculum Project is funded by the Sociological Review Foundation. It is also supported by the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Sussex.

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can follow us on Twitter @CSociologies and on Instagram @ConnectedSoc

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