The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History

February 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free for SECWAC Members, $20 Non-Member ​
The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History @ Zoom

Presenter: Thomas Truxes, Clinical Professor, Irish Studies and History, New York University | Arts & Science

The Topic: “The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History”

Thomas Truxes, Professor of History at New York University, will present the 300-year history of the overseas trade of British America in the context of America’s involvement in today’s global economy. He will discuss how the British America economy became dependent on free and open markets, and how American prosperity and survival in the American Revolution was only possible because of the labor of enslaved Africans and Atlantic trade.

When: January 27, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Due to concerns about COVID, this program will be available only virtually via Zoom.​ Registration required by guests. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Cost: Free for SECWAC Members, $20 Non-Member ​


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The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs by study, debate, and educational programming, primarily through a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings.