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From Slaves to British Loyalists; 'The Book of Negroes' Revealed

"As Black History Month celebrates the African-American cultural narrative this February, rarely is it considered that America's neighbor to the north has a thriving community of Afro-Canadians, descendants of American slaves. Their story is meticulously recorded in "The Inspection Rolls of Negroes," which is housed in the National Archives in Washington D.C.... "

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2015-02-24 - 2015-02-25

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The User's Perspective: What Information Professionals Can Learn from AHA

Nicole Ferraiolo provides "a snapshot of the interdisciplinary conversations that emerged between users and information professionals, and the intradisciplinary conversations about archives among historians" that took place at the recent meeting of the American Historical Association.

Source: Nicole Ferraiolo, "The User's Perspective: What Information Professionals Can Learn from AHA," CLIR Issues no. 103 (Jan.-Feb. 2015), http://www.clir.org/pubs/issues/issues103/issues103#perspective

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2015-02-23 - 2015-02-24

Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:00:02 -0500
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Blog post: Mental Labor, Books, Objects, and the Origins of American Copyright Law

The Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) has a blog in which  Kurt Newman wrote a post on the origin of copyright law in the United States.

Did you know that "by the time that the Continental Congress met to consider copyright matters, three state-level copyright regimes had already been set in motion"?

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