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Postponed: Freedom Roots


Mar 15 2020


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Regulator Bookshop

720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

Community & Scholars - Laurent Dubois and Richard Turits

Laurent Dubois and Richard Turits

Community & Scholars Speaker Series

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed.

The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits, authors of Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean, for a reading and book signing. They will be joined in conversation by Duke Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith. In this powerful and expansive story of the vast archipelago, Dubois and Turits chronicle how the Caribbean has been at the heart of modern contests between slavery and freedom, racism and equality, and empire and independence. They reveal how the region’s most vital transformations have been ignited in the conflicts over competing visions of land. Caribbean realities to this day are rooted in this long and illuminating history of struggle.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Regulator Bookshop and the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.


Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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Richard Lee Turits

College of William & Mary

Richard Lee Turits is a historian of the Caribbean and Latin America, particularly the Hispanic Caribbean and Haiti. A graduate of Brown University, he received an M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research and teaching have focused on histories of race, slavery, violence,…...

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Adriane Lentz-Smith

Duke University

Adriane Lentz-Smith is associate professor of history and African & African American studies at Duke University where she teaches courses on Black Lives, the Black Freedom Struggle, and history in fiction and fact. The author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard, 2009), Lentz-Smith researches and writes…...

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