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Julius S. Scott

University of Michigan

Julius S. Scott is Lecturer of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution is based on Scott’s influential but previously unpublished 1986 Duke University doctoral dissertation. The book traces the circulation of news in African diasporic communities in the Caribbean around the time of the Haitian Revolution, and links the “common wind” of shared information to political developments leading to the abolition of slavery in the British and French Caribbean.

Bio Feb 2020 / Photo Credit: Sean Proctor for The Chronicle