The Transatlantic Turtle: Race, Rescue, and Humanitarianism, 1866

FEB 23, 2018 | 4:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4406: English Student Lounge

WHEN:

February 23, 2018: 4:00 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

In this talk Seth Koven, G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics at Rutgers University, analyzes how and why an ill-treated cargo of green sea turtles from the Caribbean to New York City in 1866 provoked a minor transatlantic sensation about race, rescue, animal rights, and humanitarianism in Britain and the US