This inaugural lecture is timed to tie-in with the publication of Leigh Gardner’s new book, Sovereignty without Power: Liberia in the Age of Empires, 1822-1980.
Meet our speaker and chair
Leigh Gardner is Professor in Economic History in the Department of Economic History at LSE. Her work focuses on the economic and financial history of Africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which an emphasis on Africa’s connections to the global economy.
Patrick Wallis (@phwallis) is Professor of Economic History at LSE. His research explores the economic, social and medical history of Britain from the 16th to 18th century.
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