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Making Money in the Caribbean: Slavery and Aristocratic Wealth

James Walvin has taught at the University of York for many years. He was Distiniguished Professor in the Humanities at William and Mary. Walvin is published widely on slavery and modern social history and is currently writing a history of the Caribbean.
When Oct 01, 2004
from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library
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JAMES WALVIN

Professor of History, The University of York

James Walvin has taught at the University of York for many years. He was Distiniguished Professor in the Humanities at William and Mary. Walvin is published widely on slavery and modern social history and is currently writing a history of the Caribbean.

Department of History, The University of York

Making Money in the Caribbean: Slavery and Aristocratic Wealth

Harewood House in Yorkshire is one of England's greatest stately homes. It was all made possible by the English involvement with sugar and slavery in the 17th and 18th century Caribbean. This lecture explains the complex process through which a humble Yokshire gentry family transformed themselves into aristocrats of stunning wealth – thanks to their Caribbean interests.