Jessica M. Johnson: CCA book talk
Monday, September 28, 2020, 02:00pm - 03:30pm
Virtual Book Talk with Dr. Jessica M. Johnson (History Department, Johns Hopkins University) on
Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World
Monday, September 28, 2:00-3:30 EST
Join the Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group at the Rutgers CCA for a virtual book talk with Dr. Jessica M. Johnson (Assistant Professor, History Department, Johns Hopkins University) on her new groundbreaking book, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (Penn, 2020). In Wicked Flesh, Johnson draws on archival documents scattered in institutions across three continents, written in multiple languages and largely from the perspective of colonial officials and slave-owning men, to recreate black women's experiences from coastal Senegal to French Saint-Domingue to Spanish Cuba to the swampy outposts of the Gulf Coast.
Zoom link available here: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/98240340350?pwd=ZExKOVluU1dsVlE1ZGFHcnZHUTB1UT09
The Meeting ID is 982 4034 0350 and the passcode is 963028.
Co-sponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies Department, Institute for Research on Women, French Department, and Black Latinx Americas xLab
*Dr. Johnson's book is available as an e-book on Rutgers Libraries for those who wish to access it electronically ahead of time*