A Zoom Webinar | March 24, 2021 | Noon CDT
In 1847, a young woman named Isabella sued for her freedom in a Louisiana court. Isabella had been among the 1,000 or so African captives who had been smuggled into Brazoria County, Texas, from Cuba during the 1830s. Using court testimony, the talk traces Isabella’s journey through the various slave systems of the 19th century, revealing the many imperfect connections that linked Texas plantation society with the wider world.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology