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Dr. Peabody’s Essay Published

Sue Peabody’s essay “Microhistory and ‘Prize Negroes’: Reconstructing the Origins and Fates of African Captives in the Indian Ocean World through Serial Data,”  has been published in Regenerated Identities: Documenting African Lives, Kartikay Chadha, Henry B. Lovejoy, Paul E. Lovejoy, Érika Melek Delgado, eds. Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora,

Dr. Malfavon’s Dissertation Wins Award at LASA

Alan Malfavon’s dissertation “Kin of the Leeward Port: Afro-Mexicans in Veracruz in the Making of State Formation, Contested Spaces, and Regional Development, 1770-1830” won the honorable mention for the Latin American Studies Association Nineteenth Century Studies Section’s Best Dissertation 2022 Award.

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Panel accepted to PCB-AHA Annual Conference

The panel of Andra Chastain, Aaron Whelchel, Sam Buechler (Library) and JoAnn LoSavio, Roots of Contemporary Issues HIST 105/305: Teaching Undergraduates Research, Writing, Resilience, and Social Justice, has been accepted for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA) annual conference, which will take place Aug. 10 – 12, 2022, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Booth Interviewed for Film

The film Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts will make its debut at the Seattle International Film Festival on April 16. Ryan Booth was interviewed for this film, which seeks to understand the role the Buffalo Soldiers played in the settlement of the US West and that complicated legacy. He was interviewed to speak broadly about the military history of the US-Indian Wars as well as the interactions between the African American Buffalo Soldiers and the Native American Scouts. More information can be found here:

Dr. Peabody Publishes Essay

Sue Peabody’s essay, “Political and Legal Histories,” has just been published in Writing the History of Slavery, edited by David Doddington & Enrico Dal Lago, Bloomsbury “Writing History” Series (London, New York, Oxford, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2022), 153-170. One of 19 historiographical chapters addressing different approaches to writing the history of slavery for students, this essay includes sections on “the political state as a frame,” “slavery and the law in the United States,” “comparative histories of slavery and abolition,” and “autobiography, biography, and microhistory.”