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Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

  • South Side Cultural Center 393 Broad Street Providence, RI, 02907 United States (map)

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Join us for a CSSJ Talk with Sowande' M. Mustakeem, entitled, "Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage."

Sowande' M. Mustakeem's study explores the social conditions and human costs embedded in the world of maritime slavery, and how the Middle Passage was a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage. Mustakeem teases out the social histories and dynamics of power between those on slave ships: captains, sailors, surgeons, and enslaved people. She offers provocative insight into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence in the Atlantic Slave Trade.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of History at Brown University. 

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