Digital Clinton: Slavery and Freedom in Middle Georgia and Reflections on Our Mutual Past

In 1848, William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; c. 1826-c. 1891) escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia. Ellen, who was born in Clinton, Georgia, could pass for white and disguised herself as a wealthy, physically ill enslaver traveling North for medical treatments; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted, enslaved valet; both traveled openly by train, steamship, and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day.  

Documenting the Body of State: Paper and the Archive of Early American Constitutionalism

Asheesh Kapur Siddique, assistant professor of history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is a historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world and is currently completing a book about knowledge and governance in the early modern British empire. In this virtual talk, Siddique argues that the mode of constitution-making inaugurated in the aftermath of the American Revolution represented not an invention of written constitutionalism--as is often claimed--but instead a revision of the relationship between document and statecraft in early modern Europe.

Literature Reviews in the Social Sciences

As a graduate student you often will be required to complete literature reviews for classes, research assistantships, prospectuses, and dissertations or theses.  This webinar will focus on resources in the social sciences.  You will learn the skills necessary to efficiently and effectively search for academic research, as well as where to search to find seminal literature in your discipline.  Structure of literature reviews will also be discussed.