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November 17, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002
Slave Master of Trinidad
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UMass Press Reads @ the Jones Library: Selwyn Cudjoe

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The University of Massachusetts Press and the Jones Library are proud to present an author talk from Selwyn R. Cudjoe, whose new book, The Slave Master of Trinidad: William Hardin Burnley and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World was published this fall. The first full-length study of a slave owner in the British Caribbean written by a descendant of enslaved peoples, this beautifully written biography traces the life of Trinidad’s “founding father,” demonstrating that the legacies of slavery persisted in the new post-emancipation society.

Cudjoe will be joined in a conversation about the book by John H. Bracey, Jr., professor of Afro-American Studies at UMass-Amherst.

Selwyn R. Cudjoe is professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College and author of V.S. Naipaul: A Materialist Reading.

This UMass Press Reads @ the Jones Library event will be followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Free and open to the public.