"The Empire of Necessity is scholarship at its best. Greg Grandin’s deft penetration into the marrow of the slave industry is compelling, brilliant and necessary.” - Toni Morrison
Former Cullman Center fellow Greg Grandin is earning high praise for his new book The Empire of Necessity, a deeply-researched account of the slave revolt that inspired Melville’s Benito Cereno. Grandin’s returning to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on January 21 with his Cullman Center classmate Philip Gourevitch to discuss The Empire of Necessity for the next installment of the Conversations from the Cullman Center series. Reserve your free ticket - and check out more praise for Grandin’s book - here.