Slavery and the American university: discourses of retrospective justice at Harvard and Brown

@article{Walters2017SlaveryAT,
  title={Slavery and the American university: discourses of retrospective justice at Harvard and Brown},
  author={Lindsey K. Walters},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2017},
  volume={38},
  pages={719 - 744}
}
ABSTRACT American universities have drawn international attention in recent years as their ties to and historical complicity in slavery and the slave trade have been increasingly exposed. This essay examines Harvard and Brown's self-reflective investigations into their involvement in slavery and highlights how the universities have deployed a discourse of retrospective justice as a way to grapple with the incorporation of the history of slavery into the heritage of their institutions. The essay… 
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