Monday December 12 @ 6:30pm
Winner of the 2016 Harriet Tubman Prize Aisha K. Finch was in conversation with Herman Bennett about her book Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 .
In Rethinking Slave Rebellion, published by The University of North Carolina Press, the jury of the Harriet Tubman Prize saw a “nuanced, deeply researched, and precisely rendered” account of the events. “With a textured reading of the gendered dynamics of the revolt, based on voluminous judicial documents, and a penetrating analysis of the broader social and political consequences of the uprising and its brutal repression, Rethinking Slave Rebellion is both timely and timeless, sure to take its place among the great works on Atlantic World slavery.”
Aisha Finch is an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University
of California, Los Angeles. Herman Bennett is Professor of History at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of Colonial Blackness: A History of Afro-Mexico and Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity and Afro-Creole Consciousness, 1570–1640 .
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Photos: William Farrington