Colonialism: Religion, Class, Race with Gerald Horne

Professor Gerald Horne discusses his book, The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century. Prof. Horne explains his thesis that religion, which supported so much colonial expansion, gave way to race, specifically whiteness, as a way of organizing conquest. Prof. Horne explores the role of slavery in the world and how Africa came to dominate the Pan-European Slave Trade, which lead to the development of white supremacy and the first racial apartheid state being established in 1776.

Gerald Horne is an American historian who holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.