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663. Urban Slavery: North, South, and Global South

Sunday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Boston Common, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Russell Sbriglia, Univ. of Rochester

1. "City of the Big Freed Shoulders: Frederick Douglass's Plan for the District of Columbia," Graham Culbertson, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2. "Mary Peabody Mann's Juanita: Urban Slavery and the Construction of Nation," John C. Havard, Auburn Univ., Montgomery

3. "'You Can't Live There as You Do Here': Exceptional Urbanity in Frank J. Webb's The Garies and Their Friends," Russell Sbriglia

Responding: Jennie Lightweis-Goff, Tulane Univ.


  • American Literature – Before 1900

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