This past Spring semester, I was fortunate to be able to present my work at several conferences and seminars:
On March 16th, I gave a presentation titled “‘An Overt Act’: The Fugitive Slave Issue and the Political Discourse on Secession” at the CUNY Graduate Center History Program Annual Conference. The program for that event can be found here.
On April 7th, I gave a presentation titled “Connecting Slave Flight to the Political Discourse of the Secession Crisis, 1860-1861” at “Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution,” hosted by the Stony Brook University History Graduate Student Association.
On April 13th, I gave a presentation titled “Popular Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in Northern Communities, 1850-1860″ at the Organization of American Historians conference in Sacramento, CA. The program for that event can be found here.
On May 1st I was invited to workshop a paper title “The Fugitive Slave Crisis and the Politics of Secession” at the Yale Early American Historians Seminar at Yale University.