Wednesday, 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