Capitalism and the Family in the Atlantic World

Thursday, March 30, 2017  6:00pm Maison Française

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Cul de Sac: PATRIMONY, CAPITALISM, AND SLAVERY IN FRENCH SAINT-DOMINGUE
by Paul Cheney

Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
by Pierre Force

Pierre Force talks about his new book, Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which follows two families who emigrate from the same Pyrenean Town to Saint-Domingue, tracing their descendants in an epic saga that spans three generations.   Paul Cheney discusses his new book, Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue (University of Chicago Press, 2017), a micro-history of one plantation in France’s richest colony.  Emmanuelle Saada and Carl Wennerlind will join the discussion as respondents.

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Participants

  • Author

    Paul Cheney


    Associate Professor of European History and the College

    University of Chicago

  • Author

    Pierre Force

    Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology

    Columbia University

  • Discussant

    Emmanuelle Saada

    Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies

    Columbia University

  • Discussant

    Carl Wennerlind

    Associate Professor of History

    Barnard College

  • Moderator

    Christopher L.  Brown

    Professor of History

    Columbia University

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