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Africana studies prof gives brief history of American slavery

Africana studies prof gives brief history of American slavery

“American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction,” a new book by Heather Andrea Williams, a Presidential Professor and professor in the Department of Africana Studies, is a 160-page précis that utilizes historical analyses and primary documents to encapsulate the history of slavery in America.

Dalits overcome caste barriers to become self-made entrepreneurs

Dalits overcome caste barriers to become self-made entrepreneurs

In his new book, “Defying The Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs,” Devesh Kapur, director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences, tells the stories of 21 members of the Dalit community who have overcome societal and economic barriers to become successful, self-made businessmen.