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Sisterhood and Slavery

Colloque sur les droits des femmes et l'esclavage transatlantique

Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's Rights

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Publié le mercredi 09 mai 2001

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This announcement was submitted via the H-Net Announcements Website. Find it at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=127708 Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's Rights Location: Connecticut, United States Con

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This announcement was submitted via the H-Net Announcements Website.
Find it at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/announce/show.cgi?ID=127708

Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's Rights
Location: Connecticut, United States
Conference Date: 2001-10-25


The third annual Gilder Lehrman Center International Conference, on the
topic, "Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's
Rights," will be held at Yale University from Thursday, October 25 until
Saturday, October 27, 2001.

Despite the work of a few historians with a transatlantic perspective, the
subjects of American abolitionism and feminism have almost always been
treated in isolation, in terms of "American exceptionalism." The goal of
this conference is to re-frame our understanding of these movements and
recover a better sense of their international connections.

By its very nature, abolitionism singled out a specific form of
exploitation and inequality as the most intolerable of all social evils.
Yet the concept of "slavery" has always been subject to a wide range of
metaphorical, moral, and theological uses. Gerda Lerner has persuasively
argued that the ancient enslavement of prisoners of war was modeled on the
patriarchal subjugation of women. In the early nineteenth century, women
who participated in the antislavery crusade began to realize that they too
had always been subject to a kind of bondage. The goal of our conference is
to bring the complex transatlantic convergences around these issues into
sharper focus as a way of enriching our understanding of significant
aspects of the early modernizing world.Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's Rights
Location: Connecticut, United States
Conference Date: 2001-10-25

The third annual Gilder Lehrman Center International Conference, on the
topic, "Sisterhood and Slavery: Transatlantic Antislavery and Women's
Rights," will be held at Yale University from Thursday, October 25 until
Saturday, October 27, 2001.

Despite the work of a few historians with a transatlantic perspective, the
subjects of American abolitionism and feminism have almost always been
treated in isolation, in terms of "American exceptionalism." The goal of
this conference is to re-frame our understanding of these movements and
recover a better sense of their international connections.

By its very nature, abolitionism singled out a specific form of
exploitation and inequality as the most intolerable of all social evils.
Yet the concept of "slavery" has always been subject to a wide range of
metaphorical, moral, and theological uses. Gerda Lerner has persuasively
argued that the ancient enslavement of prisoners of war was modeled on the
patriarchal subjugation of women. In the early nineteenth century, women
who participated in the antislavery crusade began to realize that they too
had always been subject to a kind of bondage. The goal of our conference is
to bring the complex transatlantic convergences around these issues into
sharper focus as a way of enriching our understanding of significant
aspects of the early modernizing world.

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Lieux

  • Yale University
    New Haven, États-Unis

Dates

  • jeudi 25 octobre 2001

Mots-clés

  • femme, feminisme, esclavage,

Contacts

  • Robert P. Forbes
    courriel : gilder [dot] lehrman [dot] center [at] yale [dot] edu

Source de l'information

  • Gemma Gagnon
    courriel : gemma [at] videotron [dot] ca

Pour citer cette annonce

« Femmes et esclavage », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 09 mai 2001, http://calenda.org/186339