Leonardo Marques is a Professor in the History Department at Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in 2013. His work includes themes related to capitalism, slavery, and the slave trade in an Atlantic context. His first book, Por aí e por muito longe: dívidas, migrações e os libertos de 1888, explores the trajectories of former slaves in the last years of slavery and in the post-emancipation period in the state of Paraná, Brazil. His second book, The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867, explores the different forms of U.S. participation in the transatlantic slave trade and how they changed over time. Currently, he is working on a project that project explores the connections between local and global impacts of gold mining in colonial Brazil. He has also been working closely with People of the Atlantic Slave Trade (PAST) which is part of the broader The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database Project, hosted at www.slavevoyages.org
Oct. 13, 2020
In this episode, we travel to Havana, Cuba to meet the consul Nicholas Trist, as he struggles between the dilemma of morals and money.