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History Workshop Schedule

The Workshop meets in 203 Munroe Hall at 12:15 pm on Tuesdays. Presentations begin at 12:30 pm and are followed by discussion ending at 1:45 pm sharp. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.

Spring Semester 2013: The Emancipation Semester

February 12 Peter Kolchin, University of Delaware, The Other Emancipation of the 1860s: Freeing Russia's Serfs. Audio.
February 19

Adrian Lopez-Denis,University of Delaware, Abolition and its Legacies in the Spanish Caribbean. Audio.

February 26

Brett Gadsen, Emory University, Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism. Audio.

March 5

Patricia Lott, Northwestern University, When was the 'First Emancipation'? Gradual Abolition and Slavery's Afterlife in the Nineteenth-Century North.

March 12

Nicole Myers Turner, University of Pennsylvania, Powering the Pulpit: Religion, Race, and Gender in Post-Emancipation Black Churches.

March 19

P. Gabrielle Foreman, University of Delaware, 1857: Dave the Potter's August Pots/Information Wanted and Dred Scott.

April 2

Eve Buckley, University of Delaware, Brazilian Slave Emancipation (1888) and the Twentieth-Century Politics of Afro-Brazilian Inclusion.

April 9

J. Ritchie Garrison, University of Delaware, Emancipation by Force: Black Regiments in the Charleston Theater, 1863-65. Audio.

April 19 David Blight, Yale University, The Problem of Autobiography in Writing the Biography of Frederick Douglass.
April 23

Howard B. Johnson, University of Delaware, Freedpersons as Retailers: The Evolution of a Retailing Network in Post-Emancipation Jamaica.

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