Events

Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World

General Programming

March 30, 2017 Thursday, 6:00pm EDT Buell Hall, Maison Française, Columbia University
Cosponsor
  • Maison Française
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Cul de Sac: PATRIMONY, CAPITALISM, AND SLAVERY IN FRENCH SAINT-DOMINGUE
by Paul Cheney

Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
by Pierre Force

Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from the same Pyrenean Town to Saint-Domingue, tracing their descendants in an epic saga that spans three generations. Paul Cheney discusses his new book, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a micro-history of one plantation in France’s richest colony. Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind will join the discussion as respondents.

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Participants
  • Author Paul Cheney Associate Professor of European History and the College University of Chicago
  • Author Pierre Force Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology Columbia University
  • Discussant Emmanuelle Saada Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies Columbia University
  • Discussant Carl Wennerlind Associate Professor of History Barnard College
  • Moderator Christopher L. Brown Professor of History Columbia University