Brown Bag, Online Event Reconstruction as the Last Atlantic Revolution 30 July 2020.Thursday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Samantha Payne, Harvard University
This project explores the Atlantic history of Reconstruction between 1861 and 1912. Following emancipation, planters and capitalists in the United States, Cuba, and Brazil collaborated to implement racially discriminatory legislation. This wave of state building was designed to counter a black freedom movement that threatened the survival of plantation capitalism in the Atlantic World.