Labor, Coercion, and Rights in Africa & the IOW
The Center for African Studies, France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, History Department, and Stanford Global Studies Division has organized a two-day workshop: Labor, Coercion, and Rights in Africa and the Indian Ocean World in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Labor coercion was a central feature of social and economic life in Africa and the IOW in the 19th and 20th centuries. It persists to this day. Such coercion took many forms in different parts of these regions and changed over time. The core question we want to address in these workshops is why did people in so many different economic, political, social, and cultural settings turn to coercion to organize labor? Why did coercion persist so long in so many different contexts? How has coercion changed over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries?
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2016
History Corner, Building 200, Room 307, Main Quad
Presentation by Claude Chevaleyre: “Boundaries Between Free and Unfree Labor in Late Imperial China. Sources and Method”.