Wed Sep 6, 2017 4:00pm

Sex, Antislavery, and Commerce

Sponsored by: Lehman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Prof. Amy Dru Stanley will present a chapter from a forthcoming book, “From Slave Emancipation to the CommercePower: An American History of Human Rights”. The paper addresses the wrongs of sex, illuminating the relationship between the limits of the Thirteenth Amendment and the reach of the Commerce Clause and tracing the path of the law that has linked the rights of persons to commercial exchange. It argues that the rules of the market economy have come to penetrate ever more deeply into social existence, and the antislavery distinction between persons and things has eroded—but perversely for ostensibly emancipatory ends. Prof. Stanley welcomes engaged conversation about this work in progress.

Admission: Free
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