BOOK TALK & SIGNING | Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York with Dr. Andrea Mosterman

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The Albany Institute of History & Art presents this program in conjunction with Crailo and Schuyler Mansion State Historic Sites.

Dr. Andrea Mosterman, PhD, Author and Associate Professor in Atlantic History and Joseph Tregle Professor in Early American History at the University of New Orleans

In her presentation, Mosterman will explore the history of slavery and resistance in Dutch New York, from 1627 to 1827. Examination of Dutch American homes, Dutch Reformed churches, and public spaces in predominantly Dutch American communities shows how Dutch American enslavers increasingly used their dominance over these spaces to control the people they enslaved, while enslaved people resisted such control by escaping or modifying these spaces and expanding their mobility and activities within them. Such close analysis of enslavement in these spaces reveals that slavery in New York was an advanced system of violence and control that in many ways resembled those of slave societies in the plantation South.

About the Author

Andrea Mosterman is associate professor in Atlantic History and Joseph Tregle Professor in Early American History at the University of New Orleans. She researches slavery and the slave trade in the Dutch Atlantic world. Her book Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York (Cornell University Press, October 2021) has won the 2020 Hendricks Award for best book-length manuscript relating to New Netherland and the Dutch colonial experience.

 

This event is free, but registration is required.

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Please note that ticket sales are closed as of noon Wednesday, May 18th. If you are interested in attending, please call us at (518) 463-4478 to see if there are any spots left for the event. Thank you!

 

Please note: Masks are required for event attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Free, single use masks are available at the museum if you do not bring one with you.

Wednesday, May 18 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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