Mass Historical Society: "Valuing the Body of the Enslaved: From the Cradle to the Grave"


Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin

Based on 10 years of research in northern and southern archives, Daina Ramey Berry will share some of her discoveries about the price of human chattel. Enslaved people were valued from before birth and beyond death and Berry has created a framework for understanding this phenomenon.