Brooke Newman

Meet VCU’s Authors: Brooke Newman

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250)
Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue

A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Brooke Newman
Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center

A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica by Brooke NewmanDr. Newman’s new book provides a major reassessment of the development of race and subjecthood in the British Atlantic. It shows how colonial racial ideologies rooted in fictions of blood ancestry at once justified hereditary African slavery and barred members of marginalized groups from claiming the inherited rights of British subjects.

Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the VCU Libraries

Admission is free and all are welcome.