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African Slavery and the Plantation Cotton System
November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Bill Wiist This presentation will describe the role of enslaved Africans on cotton plantations in the colonial and post-independence period of the U.S., and how slavery drove the evolution and modernization of the U.S. industrial capitalist economy and formed the foundation for the Industrial Revolution. The presentation will identify the remnants of the plantation slavery system in the Jim Crow period and in contemporary U.S. society.