Guests: Daina Ramey Berry, Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin, and Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of History at Emory University in Atlanta
Host: Joan Neuberger, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
When most people think about slavery in the United States, they think of large agricultural plantations and picture slaves working in the fields harvesting crops. But for a significant number of slaves, their experience involved working in houses, factories, and on the docks of the South’s booming cities. Urban slavery, as it has come to be known, is often overlooked in the annals of slave experience.
This week’s guests Daina Ramey Berry, from UT’s Department of History, and Leslie Harris, from Emory University, have spent the past year collaborating on a new study aimed at re-discovering this forgotten aspect of slave experience in the United States.