The Legacy of Thomas C. Holt’s The Problem of Freedom: 25-Year Retrospect

AHA Session 105
Friday, January 5, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom, Salon 3 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)
Laurent M. Dubois, Duke University
Anthony Bogues, Brown University
Natasha J. Lightfoot, Columbia University
Hannah Rosen, College of William and Mary
Gary Wilder, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Thomas C. Holt, University of Chicago

Session Abstract

Roudtable discussion of Thomas C. Holt's landmark book of imperial and post-emancipation history, The Problem of Freedom: Race, Labor, and Politics in Jamaica and Britain, 1832-1938 (1992). In honor of the 25th anniversary of its publication, participants working on different geographic areas will discuss the significance of Holt's book for their respective fields, their own research, and/or the intellectual and political challenges of our present moment.
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