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  • Amos J Wright
    ________________________________________ From: H-NET List for Southern History [H-SOUTH@H-NET.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Herr, David [herrdf@sapc.edu] Sent: Monday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2009
      From: H-NET List for Southern History [H-SOUTH@...] On Behalf Of Herr, David [herrdf@...]
      Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 11:25 AM
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      Subject: Call for Papers: Conference on 'Race, Labor & Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South'

      From: Brian Kelly [b.kelly@...]
      Subject: Call for Papers: Conference on 'Race, Labor & Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South'

      Call for Papers

      conference on ŒRace, Labor & Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South¹
      Charleston, March 11-13, 2010
      College of Charleston
      Charleston, South Carolina

      Keynote by Steven Hahn, author of the prize-winning A Nation Under Our Feet:
      Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great

      Rationale: One hundred years ago the outstanding African American
      scholar-activist, W. E. B. Du Bois, presented to the American Historical
      Association a paper entitled ³Reconstruction and Its Benefits.² In the paper
      and in his seminal Black Reconstruction, published a quarter century later,
      Du Bois not only exposed the racial assumptions underpinning the then
      dominant view of the period following slave emancipation: he insisted that
      the struggles over slavery and the shape of the freedom that followed were
      central to the history of America¹s working people, calling it ³the kernel
      and meaning of the labor movement in the United States.² Over the past
      generation, historians have built upon Du Bois¹s powerful insight about the
      connections between race, labor and citizenship in the post-emancipation
      South, producing some of the most compelling scholarship in the field of U.
      S. history.

      The After Slavery Project, a transatlantic research collaboration based at
      Queen¹s University Belfast, welcomes proposals from scholars at all levels
      for individual papers and panels that showcase new and developing research
      on these and related themes across the former slave South, between the end
      of the Civil War and the early years of the twentieth century. As part of
      our commitment to making this scholarship widely available to teachers and
      students outside of higher education, labor and community activists, and
      interested citizens, we invite proposals for teachers¹ workshops and panels
      that attempt to link new scholarship and public/popular history and/or
      online learning.

      Suggested topics include:
      Labor and the Politics of Reconstruction
      Freedwomen, Citizenship and the Public Sphere
      Freedom, Property Rights and the Land Question in the Postwar South
      Black Workers, the Union Leagues and the Republican Party
      White Supremacy and the Prospects for Interracialism
      The Franchise and Grassroots Political Activism
      Coercion, Paramilitary Violence and Resistance
      Emigration Movements and Black Mobility
      Gender and the Free Labor Vision
      Religion and Southern Laborers
      Dockworkers, Port Cities and Black Mobilization
      Race Leadership after ŒRedemption¹
      Populism and the Color Line
      Agricultural and Urban Labor
      Race, Labor and New South Industrialization
      Independent Politics after 1880

      Details are available online at www.afterslavery.com
      <http://www.afterslavery.com> . Proposals (limit 200 words/paper) should be
      submitted by November 20, 2009 either electronically to
      charlestonconference@... or by completing the online form at
      the After Slavery <http://www.afterslavery.com> website.

      Conference Organizers:
      Brian Kelly, Queen¹s University Belfast
      Susan E. O¹Donovan, University of Memphis
      Bruce E. Baker, Royal Holloway­University of London
      Bernard E. Powers Jr., College of Charleston
      Simon K. Lewis, College of Charleston (CLAW)
      Kerry Taylor, The Citadel

      Organized by the After Slavery Project
      Co-sponsored by the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic
      World (CLAW); the Avery Research Center for African American History and
      Culture (College of Charleston); the (SC) African American Historical
      Alliance; School of Humanities and Social Sciences (The Citadel) and the
      Southern Labor Studies Association

      other supporting organizations: Center for the Study of the American South
      (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Institute for Southern
      Studies (University of South Carolina at Columbia); Labor and Working Class
      History Association (LAWCHA); Charleston International Longshoremen¹s
      Association Local 1422; The Citadel Oral History Program;
      W. E. B. Du Bois Institute (Harvard University)

      The After Slavery Project is funded by the (UK) Arts and Humanities Research


      David Herr, Editor H-South
      St. Andrews Presbyterian College
      Laurinburg, NC
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