“The Nature of Labor: Work and the Agro-Environment of Sugarcane in Brazil”
Liberal Arts Building, Room 101
Free and open to the public
The Center for the Study of the Gulf South and the Department of History at The University of Southern Mississippi are proud to present a public lecture, “The Nature of Labor: Work and the Agro-Environment of Sugarcane in Brazil” by Thomas Rogers from Emory University.
Dr. Rogers’ work provides an illuminating case study for reflecting upon themes in Brazilian history that are highly relevant to societies in the United States South, including the legacies of slavery and plantation agriculture as well as the complex relationships between human beings and the natural environment.
He is the author of The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), winner of the 2010 Henry A. Wallace Award, by the Agricultural History Society as well as the 2011 Warren Dean Memorial Prize, by the Conference on Latin American History.