Downtown Bend: A Novel Idea - The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Dr. CarmenThompson of Portland State University discusses how the exploitation of African labor through transatlantic and internal slave trading led to the development of an early capitalist Europe; bolstering it and ultimately the United States into world superpowers.
Dr. Carmen Thompson is an Oregon Native and a professor of African American history and Black Studies at Portland State University and at Portland Community College. Dr. Thompson holds a Masters degree in African American Studies from Columbia University in New York and a PhD in U.S. History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Thompsons research interests include the history of slavery and the slave trade in the early America and Pre-colonial West Africa, early African American history, race and racism in America, and the Great Migration.
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Dr. Carmen Thompson