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Power and Survival: The Untold Story of Slave Drivers in the British Caribbean

  • 3/24/2014 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

Power and Survival: The Untold Story of Slave Drivers in the British CaribbeanDr. Randy Browne, Assistant Professor of History at Xavier University in Ohio, will lecture on a topic that most historians of slavery have overlooked - the role of slave drivers on plantations. 

"Drivers, who were ubiquitous on New World plantations, had one of the most difficult and most important jobs in Atlantic slave societies", and despite that, and "their importance in running plantations and shaping the daily lives of other enslaved people, little is known about them, especially in the Caribbean."