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TO BE RESCHEDULED: Community & Scholars: On "Freedom Roots"

 Community & Scholars: On "Freedom Roots"
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Sunday, March 15, 2020
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Laurent Dubois and Richard Turits


The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits, authors of Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean, for a reading and book signing. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence. In Freedom Roots, Dubois and Turits reveal how the region's most vital transformations have been ignited in the conflicts over competing visions of land. Caribbean realities to this day are rooted in this long and illuminating history of struggle.

LAURENT DUBOIS, author of "Haiti: The Aftershocks of History" and "A Colony of Citizens", among other books, is professor of history and romance studies at Duke University.

RICHARD LEE TURITS, author of "Foundations of Despotism," is associate professor of history, Africana studies, and Latin American studies at The College of William & Mary.

Free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by Duke's Forum for Scholars and Publics as part of The Regulator's Community & Scholars series.