Talk examines African 'apprentices' in British Carribbean

University Park, Pa. -- Rosanne Adderley, associate professor from Tulane University, will present "Abolition, Amelioration and Sexual Exploitation: Female African 'Apprentices' in the British Caribbean, 1810-1830," at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in 102 Weaver Building on Penn State's University Park campus. This lecture is sponsored by the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) We the People Challenge Grant and is free and open to the public.

Adderley specializes in the history of the African Diaspora; the Atlantic Slave Trade; the Caribbean; and African-American history. In 2007, she received the Wesley-Logan Book Prize from the American Historical Association for her book "New Negroes from Africa: Slave Trade Abolition and Free African Settlement in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean" (Indiana Univ. Press, 2006).

For more information, call the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151, e-mail RichardsCenter@psu.edu or visit http://richardscenter.psu.edu/index.htm online.

Last Updated March 19, 2009