Date: 5:30pm EDT April 24, 2013

The Voyage of the “Revenge”: Making the World Safe for Slavery in the War of Jenkins’s Ear, a talk by Starr Center Fellow Peter Silver

The C.V. Starr Center’s 2012 Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow returns to Washington College.

This talk, part of a larger, hemispheric history of the War of Jenkins’s Ear, illuminates the reasons for English-speakers’ failure to bring about the sweeping changes to the New World’s power system—setting up client states in South America, unleashing a wave of native insurrections against Spanish rule—that they had begun the war hoping to gain.

Peter Silver teaches early American history at Rutgers University. He grew up in Richmond, Indiana, was educated at Harvard College and Yale University, and was in residence at Washington College during summer 2012 as the Starr Center’s Hodson Trust–John Carter Brown fellow. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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