Editing the Early Caribbean: 18th-Century Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Dr Desha A Osborne's picture
May 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Literature, Race / Ethnic Studies, Teaching and Learning


Editing the Early Caribbean: 18th-Century Anti-Racist Pedagogies

A collaboration of The Early Caribbean Society, Society of Early Americanists, and The Bigger 6 Collective


What are some anti-racist strategies we employ when using critical editions to teach 18th-century Caribbean texts?

What teaching methods are culturally responsive and relevant to early Caribbean experiences?

How might critical editions of early Caribbean texts provide an avenue through which to build more inclusive, anti-racist classrooms?


Session 1, 11am-1pm: Leonora Sansay's The Secret History or the Horrors of St Domingo, ed. Michael Drexler (Broadview Press, 2007). 

Session 2, 2pm-4pm: Horatio Nelson Huggins's Hiroona: An Historical Romance in Poetic Form, ed. Désha Osborne (University of the West Indies Press, 2015).


Sponsored by Alumnae of Northwestern.