"There Is No Longer Any Safety in Business:
Lies & Profit in the Rhode Island-Cuba Circuit"
Join guest speaker Stephen Chambers for a talk about the year 1825 when financial hedging in New York City, combined with catastrophic weather in Russia and Cuba, disrupted the Bristol slave trader George D'Wolf's empire. When George D'Wolf fled Bristol, he didn't go to Boston or New York. Instead, he sailed for Cuba, where he already felt at home among other Americans from the U.S. North on the brutal sugar and coffee plantations of a deeper south.
Co-sponsored with the Friends of Linden Place, the lecture is free and open to the public although donations are always welcome.
Pre-registration is needed!
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