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Mutiny on the Bounty: Freedom and Slavery in the Enlightenment

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Level 1, Baillieu Library

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, VIC 3010

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The 18th century was an age of paradox, summed up best in Samuel Johnson’s astute question concerning the American Revolution: ‘How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?’ This talk will discuss what ensued when the breadfruit of free Tahiti was transported to the slave islands of the British West Indies.

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