Skip to Content

Search: {{$root.lsaSearchQuery.q}}, Page {{$}}

The 1619 Project Podcast: Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built

Discussant: Sandra Gunning, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Department of American Culture (AC), Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM
5511 (Lemuel Johnson Center) Haven Hall Map
The institution of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse, and the cotton plantation was America’s first big business. Behind the system, and built into it, was the whip. On today’s episode: Matthew Desmond, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of “Evicted,” and Jesmyn Ward, the author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing.”

“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at
Building: Haven Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: african american, african and african american studies, African Diaspora, African Studies, american culture, Slavery
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department for Afroamerican and African Studies