University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Wolfson College Humanities Society > “A Mild Despotism, Tempered by Sugar”: the Rise of the Overseer State in Britain’s Post-Slavery Empire

“A Mild Despotism, Tempered by Sugar”: the Rise of the Overseer State in Britain’s Post-Slavery Empire

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

  • User Dr. Sascha Auerbach (Department of History, University of Nottingham)
  • ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 18:00-19:00
  • HouseOnline via zoom.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Stephen Wilford.

This paper examines the indentured labour system that, in the wake of emancipation, replaced slavery across Britain’s archipelago of plantation colonies. Far from becoming an “abolitionist state,” as the traditional narrative of British history has claimed, what emerged after emancipation in 1834 was an “overseer state” where colonial governments colluded with plantation owners to keep millions of Indian and Chinese immigrant labourers in a position of subordination.

This is a virtual event held as a zoom webinar. Please register to attend:

https://wolfson-cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/7116099379227/WN_AR3fINL_RjKjMHKrHWZIaw

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2021 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity