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The Insurance Industry and Slavery

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We will be hearing from Dr. Michael Ralph on the development of the insurance industry and its relationship to slavery. Please call in or join the chat

Dr. Ralph teaches in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the School of Medicine at New York University. His research integrates political science, economics, history, and medical anthropology through an explicit focus on debt, slavery, insurance, forensics, and incarceration. Dr. Ralph is completing a book entitled, Life. This book will explore how the American insurance industry affixes monetary value to human life.

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