Does the from slavery to freedom narrative still fit? Does the before-and-after framing of African American history around the pivotal event of legal emancipation still adequately organize the narrative arc of this field of studies? These were among the central questions session chair Eric Foner (Columbia Univ.) asked panelists to address in Friday morning’s “...
Friday, May 2010:35 - 12:20 PM
Slavery and Freedom
Panelists will discuss historiographical trends in the study of slavery and post-emancipation society, such as the re-conceptualization of slavery’s history from a comparative and then trans-national perspective at the beginning of the twenty-first century.