Upcoming Events

Joseph C. Miller Memorial Lecture by Karen Woods Weierman

Karen Woods Weierman’s recent book, The Case of the Slave-Child, Med: Free Soil in Antislavery Boston, restores the complicated history of antislavery Boston’s greatest legal victory and most devastating failure. Following a successful freedom suit on her behalf, little Med became a trope, discarded after her test case and forgotten when her death disrupted the triumphalist antislavery narrative. Dr. Weierman’s presentation will discuss the challenge of finding a child in the archives, the power and danger of weaponized white motherhood, and the historical lessons for our fraught cultural moment.
Time
Monday, 10.01.2022 - 16:15 - 18:00
Event format
Lecture series
Topic
The Case of the Slave–Child, Med and the Problem of "No Evidence"
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Languages
English
Location
Online via Zoom
Reservation
not required
Organizer
BCDSS
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