Join professors Eric Lott, Jennifer Morgan, and Jeffrey Ferguson as they assess the impact of W.E.B. Du Bois’s work—including his seminal texts The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the U.S., 1638–1870 and Black Reconstruction—on the development of American studies, African American studies, and Atlantic studies. The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion in which participants will explore “The General Strike,“ a chapter from Dubois’s Black Reconstruction.
Cosponsored by the Revolutionizing American Studies Seminar in the Humanities and the Initiative on Humanities and Difference, Advanced Research Collaborative.
Chapter 4: The General Strike, from "Black Reconstruction in America" by W. E. B. Du Bois