Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London

 Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London
 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
 Free

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Published on 1 February 2022, Simon P. Newman’s Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London uncovers the true extent of slavery in 17th-century England through the hidden stories of enslaved and bound people in London.

Join the RHS and the book’s publisher, University of London Press, for panel discussion and book launch.

Speakers at the event

Professor Simon P. Newman (University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Glasgow)

Professor Corinne Fowler (University of Leicester)

Professor Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Professor Emma Griffin (RHS President and University of East Anglia (chair)

Freedom Seekers demonstrates not only that enslaved people were present in Restoration London but White Londoners of this era were intimately involved in the construction of the system of racial slavery, a process that traditionally has been regarded as happening in the colonies rather than the British Isles. An unmissable and important book that seeks to delve into Britain’s colonial past.


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2022-02-18 18:00 2022-02-18 18:00 Europe/London Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London Discussion and book launch that uncovers the true extent of slavery in 17th-century England through the hidden stories of enslaved and bound people in London. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/02/18/freedom-seekers-escaping-from-slavery-in-restoration-london-283299 ,,,

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