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From Twitter

In the twittersphere these past two weeks, a local resident of Sandwich, Massachusetts, renewed his efforts to have the gravesite of Joseph Wilson, a formerly enslaved man who fought with the Union Army, recognized as a unique Civil War site. Read more here.


2020-2021 Gilder Lehrman Center 1-Month and 4-Month Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Southwest Conference on Black Studies

Call for Papers/Proposals

The Africana Studies Program at The University of New Mexico has entered its 50th year. In homage to the discipline, our practitioners, and supporters, we will host the Inaugural Southwest Conference on Black Studies. Through the conference, we hope to reinforce the founding pillars of the discipline and reflect on our long-standing commitment to academic excellence and social responsibility.

We welcome paper and panel/workshop proposals on any of the following topics. Abstracts with a focus on the southwest are particularly encouraged.

Robert E. May
G. Patrick O'Brien

O'Brien on May, 'Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory'

Robert E. May. Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. Illustrations. 352 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-4214-8.

Reviewed by G. Patrick O'Brien (Ave Maria University) Published on H-Slavery (January, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Upcoming Deadline: William L. Clements Library 2020 Research Fellowships

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for our 2020 research fellowships. Specializing in American history, with particular strengths in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Clements Library holds a rich collection of primary resources, including books, manuscripts, prints, maps, photographs, and much more.