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Friday, September 19th

8:45: Introduction

Dr. Lisa Tedesco, Dean of the Laney Graduate School, Emory University
Professor John Oldfield, Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull

9:00-10:30: Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Brazil and the Caribbean

Slavery in the Non-Hispanic West Indies to 1863
Pieter Emmer, University of Leiden
Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester

Slavery in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1804 to Abolition
Laird Bergad, Lehman College, City University of New York

Slavery in Brazil, 1808-1888
João Reis, Federal University of Bahia

Thomas D. Rogers, Emory University
Daniel Rood, University of Georgia 

Thomas D. Rogers, Emory University

10:45-12:15: Slavery, the Civil War, and the Transition to Freedom in the United States

Slavery in the US, 1807-1865
Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester

The American Civil War and its Aftermath
Peter Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jim Stewart, Macalester College
Erica Bruchko, Emory University

Jim Roark, Emory University

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Coerced Labor in Africa

Slavery in Africa
Gareth Austin, Graduate Institute in Geneva

Slavery in the non-Ottoman Islamic World
Rudolph Ware, University of Michigan

Coerced Labor in Twentieth-Century Africa
Richard Roberts, Stanford University

Clifton Crais, Emory University
Timothy Cleveland, University of Georgia

Clifton Crais, Emory University

3:00-4:30: Slave Resistance in the Americas

The Haitian Revolution and its Impacts
David Geggus, University of Florida

Slave Resistance
Robert Paquette, Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization

Slave Culture and Religion in the Americas: A Tale of Three Countries
Alex Borucki, University of California, Irvine
Jessica Millward, University of California, Irvine

Jennifer Palmer, University of Georgia

David Eltis

4:45-6:15: Global Patterns of Coerced Labor

Demographic Trends among Coerced Populations
Barry Higman, Australian National University

Transoceanic Movements of Slaves and Contract Workers
David Northrup, Boston College

Gender and Patterns of Coercion after 1804
Pamela Scully, Emory University and Kerry Ward (not in attendance), Rice University

David Richardson, University of Hull
Leslie Harris, Emory University

Leslie Harris, Emory University

Saturday, September 20th

9:00-10:30: The Effects of Abolition on Labor and Society in the Americas

The Contract Labor Experience
Rosemarijn Hoefte, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Abolition and its Aftermath in Brazil
Celso Thomas Castilho, Vanderbilt University

Transitions from Slavery to Freedom
Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Tufts University

Thomas D. Rogers, Emory University
Indrani Chatterjee, The University of Texas at Austin

Pamela Scully, Emory University 

10:45-12:15: Histories of Slavery and Coerced Labor in Asia and the Middle East

Slavery and Abolition in the Ottoman Empire, 1750-1920
Ehud Toledano, Tel Aviv University
Michael Ferguson, McGill University

Coerced Labor in China, Japan and Korea
Pamela Crossley, Dartmouth College (not in attendance)

Decolonizing the History of Slavery in South Asia
Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin

Gyanendra Pandey, Emory University


Roxani Margariti, Emory University

12:15-1:00: Lunch

1:15-2:45: Ideological and Political Motivations for Abolition in the U.S., Europe, and Russia

Emancipation, Abolition and Antislavery in the United States, 1776-1876
James Stewart, Macalaster College

European Antislavery
Seymour Drescher, University of Pittsburgh

The Ending of Serfdom in Europe
Shane O¿Rourke, University of York

Brian Vick, Emory University
Matthew Payne, Emory University

3:00-4:30: Contemporary and Twentieth-Century Coerced Labor

Coerced Labor in Twentieth-Century Asia (outside India and China)
Gwyn Campbell, McGill University (not in attendance)
Alessandro Stanziani, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) (not in attendance)

Contemporary Coercive Labor Practices
Kevin Bales, University of Hull

Nazi and Soviet Use of Coerced Labor
Alan Barenberg, Texas Tech University

Stanley Engerman, The University of Rochester
Seymour Drescher, The University of Pittsburgh

Seymour Drescher, The University of Pittsburgh