Book Club: Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

In honor of Black History Month, the History Department is hosting two book clubs. The second book club will focus on Martha Jones's Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Not yet published, students who sign up for this seminar will receive a free copy of a manuscript draft of Jones’s work and will get an in-depth look of how history books are researched, written, and published.

Natasha Lightfoot (Columbia U, New York) history lecture

Natasha Lightfoot, associate professor, Columbia University, will give a talk on the subject of her new book: Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015). Lightfoot secializes in slavery and emancipation studies, and black identities, politics, and cultures in the fields of Caribbean, Atlantic World, and African Diaspora History. Her  book focuses on black working class people's everyday forms of freedom in Antigua after emancipation.

Grad Student Lunchtime Time Machine

Each year the history department holds a graduate student competion in which current graduate students have just a few minutes to explain an interesting historical topic they would like to present as a guest lecturer in our Lunchtime Time Machine series. The audience votes for the best represented lecture they would most like to hear. This year's winner and guest lecturer is Kate Dahlstrand.

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