Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives—preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death—in the early American domestic slave trade. University of Texas historian Daina Ramey Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments.

This book talk is sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies.

Location: University of Texas, Garrison Hall (GAR 4.100), Austin