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.
Georgia Open History Library Launch: The Power of Digital Libraries and the Contest over Historical Narrative
Digital libraries of primary sources enrich our understanding of the sheer diversity of the American experience.
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.
At the UGA Libraries, we’ve got FACTS. We invite students to explore all of the resources and services that can help them on their academic journey by participating in our FACTS-Finding Mission, a self-guided scavenger-hunt style orientation through our major locations: the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Miller Learning Center.
2021 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee Pearl Cleage will be in conversation with Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and Associate Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Q&A will follow the conversation.
Clarence Major, one of the 2021 inductees to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, will read selections from two works, The Lurking Place and Dirty Bird Blues (2022). Following the reading, Major will be in conversation with author John Beckman, who wrote the introduction for Dirty Bird Blues. A Q&A will follow.
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This webinar will introduce graduate students the breadth and depth of social science research resources available at the UGA Libraries.
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.
Introduction to the UGA Libraries provided app “Browzine,” a resource which helps students keep track of new issues of specific journals from their field.