Writing Freedom: Abolitionist Women's Fiction Before the U.S. Civil War | Gipson Institute
Mar 8, 2018
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM
STEPS Building - 290
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015
“Writing Freedom: Abolitionist Women's Fiction Before the U.S. Civil War”
Dr. Holly M. Kent
Associate Professor of History
University of Illinois-Springfield
In the antebellum era, free American women published numerous antislavery short stories and novels: why did they turn to the medium of fiction to spread the abolitionist gospel? And what roles did they argue African American and white women could play in the antislavery movement? “Writing Freedom” will consider these questions, reflecting on the complicated ways antislavery women used their pens in the fight to end slavery.
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