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LACLS Black History Month Speaker Series – Dr. Roberto Saba
February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies Program, Dr. Saba will present his forthcoming book, American Mirror, which investigates how American and Brazilian reformers worked together to ensure that slave emancipation would advance the interests of capital. From the 1850s to the 1880s, this antislavery coalition—which included diplomats, engineers, entrepreneurs, journalists, merchants, missionaries, planters, politicians, scientists, and students, among others—consolidated wage labor as the dominant production system in their countries. The book shows that these reformers were not romantic humanitarians, but cosmopolitan modernizers who worked together to promote labor-saving machinery, new transportation technology, scientific management, and technical education. They successfully used such innovations to improve production and increase trade.
Register in advance for this webinar here: https://uasystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_93lHee87RTeg4877FeuzVQ