11/14/17 - Poisoned Hearts: Poison, Slavery and Intimacy in the Atlantic World, 1670-1861

Poisoned Hearts: Poison, Slavery and Intimacy in the Atlantic World, 1670-1861
11/14/2017, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
November 14
2017/11/14 19:00
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
2017/11/14
07:00 PM
2017/11/14
09:00 PM
Containers of various size and shape lining two wooden shelves

History Comes Alive Lecture Series 2017-18
Poisoned Hearts: Poison, Slavery and Intimacy in the Atlantic World, 1670-1861
Speaker: Erin Dwyer

Enslaved people frequently turned to poison as a means of resistance and revenge. Poison was a tool of the dispossessed, but it was also inherently a weapon of intimacy. The enslaved people who slaveholders saw each day, and trusted the most, were also the ones slipping poison into their owners’ food and drinks. This talk on poison, slavery, fear and intimacy examines how slaveholders in the Caribbean and the United States managed fear of enslaved poisoners and how slaves wielded poison to resist bondage.

Location

Oakland Center (OC)

Gold Rooms B & C

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454


Contact Information
Todd Estes