Slavery Routes: 4 part Documentary Series

Slavery Routes: 4 part Documentary Series
24 October 2018, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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SOAS University of London, Khalili Lecture Theatre

Part 3: 1620 – 1789: From sugar to rebellion

XVIIth century. The Atlantic has become the battlefield of the sugar war. French, English, Dutch and Spaniards fought for the Caribbean to cultivate sugar cane. To satisfy their dreams of fortune, the European Kingdoms opened new slavery routes between Africa and the islands of the New World. With the complicity of banks and insurance companies, they industrialized their methods and brought the number of deportations to unprecedented levels. Trapped, nearly 7 million African were caught up in a gigantic hurricane of violence.

Q&A with Prof Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (University Paris - Diderot)

Series convened by Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies) and Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies).


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