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Christina Heatherton: Interpreting American History Lectures

Monday, November 04, 2019, 04:30pm - 06:00pm

INTERPRETING AMERICAN HISTORY WORKING GROUP PRESENTS:

A LECTURE WITH
CHRISTINA HEATHERTON
(BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY)

MON. NOVEMBER 4, 2019
4:30-6:00 PM
Van Dyck Hall, 301

Christina Heatherton is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Barnard College. She is currently completing her first book, Making Internationalism: The Color Line, the Class Struggle, and the Mexican Revolution (University of California Press, forthcoming).

In her lecture, "How to Make a Rope," Heatherton explores the vast interlocking universe of exploitation, expropriation, and oppression. She argues that ropes, the ligatures of the global economy, materialize the processes by which the lives of people across disparate spaces have been densely interwoven. Through an examination of international rope and cordage catalogues, early twentieth century newspapers, and correspondence between radical organizers, her social history of ropes demonstrates that when capitalism links spaces it also imbricates the fates of the people compelled into its regimes of accumulation.

Graduate students are welcome to participate in a catered lunch workshop with Dr. Heatherton from 12PM- 1:30PM.

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