Please join us for a discussion of Julius S. Scott's seminal book, The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution. Winner of the 2019 Stone Book Award from the Museum of African American History, the work presents a remarkable intellectual history of the slave revolts that made the modern revolutionary era. The Common Wind is a gripping and colorful account of the intercontinental networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the New World.
Featuring remarks by Julius S. Scott (University of Michigan), Laurent Dubois (Duke University), Rebecca J. Scott (University of Michigan), and Stephen Ward (University of Michigan). Chaired by Matthew J. Countryman (University of Michigan).
Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Department of History, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. Additional support from the Kalt Fund for African American and African History.