“Black Workers: The Case for Reparations in Historical and Transnational Perspective”

Lecture Description

This lecture explores arguments for reparations based on the experiences of African and African American workers in the U.S., Caribbean, and Africa. It considers how the foundations for reparations shifted within the contexts of enslavement, emancipation, and the subsequent rise and fall of the modern urban industrial order on a global scale. It also calls attention to the gradual emergence of a new transnational system of racial and class inequality anchored in the economic, social, political, and cultural dynamics of ascendant digital age capitalist development.

CATEGORIES

African American Labor and Working Class

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Joe William Trotter Jr.

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