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Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier 1763-1833

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |

We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Alexey Krichtal, a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) fellow who will be conducting research here this fall.

His dissertation—Liverpool, Slavery, and the Atlantic Cotton Frontier 1763-1833—follows the enslaved peoples who toiled on cotton estates in the Caribbean, Northeast Brazil and the American South; the mariners who crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean to ship the fiber to Liverpool; and the international community of merchants who linked enslaved producers to the Manchester manufacturers and fashion-oriented consumers in the Americas, on a scale never seen before, helping to usher in the first Industrial Revolution. His research at CHS will focus on archived correspondence between American, West Indian, and English cotton merchants.

We will provide coffee and dessert; bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 31 by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

About the Speaker
Born in Moscow, Russia and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Alexey Krichtal is a PhD candidate at the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently in the final stages of his dissertation research. His work broadly fits in the fields of Social and Economic History, Atlantic History, Comparative Slavery Studies, Maritime History, Port Studies, and Commodity Studies.

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