March 6, 2008, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., 2110 Taliaferro Hall
(Light refreshments available at 6:15)
Sharla Fett, Occidental College
"’Young Strangers’:Race, Dependence and Childhood in U.S. Popular Responses to Nineteenth-Century Slave Trade Suppression”
Commentators: Adam Rothman, Georgetown University, and Jessica Johnson, University of Maryland
Discussion will be based upon a pre-circulated paper. If you plan to attend the talk and would like a copy of the paper, please email Elsa Barkley Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sharla Fett is assistant professor of history at Occidental College.Her 2002 Working Cures:Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations received the James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, the Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award from the Southern Historical Association, and both the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize and the Willie Lee Rose Prize from the Southern Association of Women Historians.
Adam Rothman is associate professor of history at Georgetown University where he teaches courses in Atlantic history, 19th century U.S. history, and the history of slavery.He is the author ofSlave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (2005) and co-editor of Major Problems in Atlantic History (2008).
Jessica Johnson is a Ph.D. student in U.S. and African Diaspora history at the University of Maryland.Her research focuses on free women of color in the francophone Atlantic African diaspora in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The African American Political Culture Workshop is funded by the Center for Historical Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies at the University of Maryland.
Workshop Organizers: Elsa Barkley Brown, Dennis Doster, Jessica Johnson, and Mary-Elizabeth Murphy