Crossing Borders: From Slavery to Abolition, 1670-1865

Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 105 Rebecca and Rick White Gallery
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Hochberg, Rachel A

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.

On display in Lutnick Library until September 30th, 2020.

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