What Slaveholders Think – Author Reading and Q&A
April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm| Free
What Slaveholders Think (2017, Columbia University Press) asks ‘How do contemporary slaveholders rationalize the subjugation of other human beings, and how do they respond when their power is threatened?’ More than a billion dollars have been spent on antislavery efforts, yet the practice persists. Why?’
Unpacking what slaveholder think about emancipation is critical for scholars and policy makers who want to understand the broader context, especially as seen by the powerful. Insight into those moments when the powerful either double down or back off provides a sobering counterbalance to scholarship on popular struggle.
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a writer and professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. His work focuses on politics, culture, technology, and social change
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