The Challenges of Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Caribbean slavery, Atlantic economies and African sovereignities will be addressed by historians Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Enrique Martino, and Benjamin Talton, in this panel discussion presented by the Hofstra University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University® in cooperation with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Benjamin Talton, Professor of History at Temple University
Defending the Political Kingdom: Capitalism, Humanitarianism and the Limits of African Sovereignty in the 20th Century

Enrique Martino, Researcher and Author, Humboldt University of Berlin
Enduring Atlantic Economies in the 20th Century: Nigerian Indentured Labour on the Plantation Island of Fernando Po

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Professor of History at Tufts University
Defending Slavery in an Age of Emancipation: Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico in the Early Nineteenth Century


Date/Time: Wednesday, November 13, 11:15 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Admission: Free

For more information please contact Benita Sampedro at


LACS calendar of events for this academic year has been subsidized by 
The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University


Wednesday, November 13, 2013





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Professor Benita Sampedro

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