NEH Summer Seminar on Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad

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Summer Program
March 1, 2016
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Slavery, Social Sciences

Colgate University will host a three-week summer seminar from July 10-29, 2016 on Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad (UGRR) in America from the colonial days until the Civil War. Directed by Graham Hodges, the George Dorland Langdon, Jr. Professor of History and Africa Studies at Colgate, this seminar offers admission to at least thirteen schoolteachers and up to three graduate students intending to make a career in secondary school teaching.  The seminar is located on one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States in a welcoming small college town and is within several hours of major attractions throughout the Northeast. Participants will read the latest scholarship on the UGRR and abolitionism and study relevant primary sources. Guest lecturers include Ed Baptist, David Blight, Stacey Robertson and Judith Wellman. There will be excursions to the Harriet Tubman Home and William Seward home in Auburn; the Women’s National Freedom Center in Seneca Falls, the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester, and Frederick Douglass’ grave and other sites in Rochester. The group will also travel to Troy and Albany, New York to visit the home of Stephen Myers, the Albany Hall of Records. Interested applicants should consult the website at or email the director at .


Contact Info: 

graham hodges, department of history, colgate university, hamilton ny 13346

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