"Crossing Borders: From Slavery to Abolition, 1670-1865" Opening Talk and Reception

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 200 Instruction and Events
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Hochberg, Rachel A
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Library
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https://ems-web.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=82458

Join us for a reception and talk celebrating the opening of "Crossing Borders," curated by Sarah Wilma Watson and the students of the Fall 2019 Crossing Borders writing seminar.

In “Crossing Borders,” students explored geographic, linguistic, social, and racial border crossing through literature. After reading Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko (1688), a novella by a white woman about an African prince who is forced into slavery, written before the term “abolitionist” existed, students explored Haverford’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, and maps related to transatlantic travel, the slave trade, and abolition. This exhibit explores the themes of authorship, perspective, and abolitionism in a global context through engagement with Behn’s novel and Haverford’s rare materials.

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