Studies of slaveholding in the Atlantic World traditionally imagine a particular type of slave holder – a wealthy landowning white man who has extensive political and cultural power, his status in the community defined by or at least enhanced by his slaveholding. He has a set of attitudes towards his slaves and their economic and cultural work that he shares with others of his class. This conference sets out to challenge these preconceptions by bringing together scholars working on different regions of the Atlantic world to discuss a hitherto neglected area of the study of African American slavery: non-traditional slaveholding.
Convenor: Dr Catherine Armstrong, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lawrence Aje (University of Montpellier)
Catherine Armstrong (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Lydia Plath (Canterbury Christ Church University).
Date and time: 11-12 July 2014
Venue: Room G22/26 (Ground Floor), Senate House, London WC1E 7HU