Date(s) - 12/05/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LRW 103 (Community Room)
Join us for our next “Race and the Colour of Democracy” visiting speaker event!
Our next speaker, Dr. Sarah L. H. Gronningsater will present a paper titled: “Louis Napoleon’s Secret Service: Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of the Lemmon Slave Case (1852).”
Dr. Sarah L. H. Gronningsater is Assistant Professor of American history at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago. She is a historian of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century United States, with a particular interest in slavery and abolition. She works at the intersections of legal, political, constitutional, and social history. Her current book project, The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of National Freedom, explores the long and legally-oriented transition from slavery to freedom in New York from the first widespread Quaker emancipations in the 1750s to the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments at the close of the Civil War. The Arc of Abolition is particularly concerned with the lives, politics, and legal efforts of the “children of gradual emancipation”—the generation of black children born into quasi-freedom in the years after the American Revolution.
This event is hosted in collaboration with the Socrates Project.
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