Education/Lectures

Coastal Perspectives Lecture

Coastal Perspectives Lecture; Tuesday, April, 17, 2018

Tuesday  7:30 pm to

2018 Coastal Perspective Lecture Series

“The Creole World of Mullet in Early American Florida”
Michelle Zacks, Ph.D
Associate Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University

Michelle Zacks will discuss the history of southwest Florida’s fisheries. For centuries in the region, multi-ethnic populations harvested and traded mullet (Mugil cephalus), an abundant inshore food fish, engaging in commercial networks that connected the Gulf coast with Cuba and the Bahamas. By the 1820s, these regional networks included captains and vessels from Connecticut and other Northern states. Caught up in the Second Seminole war, the mullet fisheries were brutally dismantled by the U.S. military in the 1830s as a way of solidifying a white supremacist social order based on slavery.

Lecture series is FREE and open to the public. Please join us for our 22nd season. This annual lecture series attempts to span the breadth of human interactions with coastal waters, including speakers from the natural and social sciences.

Location:
UCONN Avery Point - Auditorium
1084 Shennecossett Rd
Groton, CT 06340

Cost:
FREE

Contact:
8604059025
http://marinesciences.uconn.edu/lectures/

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