Thursday, 23 April 2015
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street
Registration and Reception
Viewing of Exhibition: “The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism after the Civil War”
Chair: Richard S. Newman, Library Company of Philadelphia
Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University, "Trafficking in People, Real or Derivative: The Second Slavery and Anglo-American Development"
Comment: The Audience
Traffickers and Markets
Chair: Jessica Choppin Roney, Temple University
Paul Conrad, Colorado State University-Pueblo, "'To Islands Overseas': The Forced Removal of Indigenous Groups from Southwestern North America in Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century"
Stephanie Jones-Rogers, University of California, Berkeley, "Female Soul Drivers, Lady Flesh Stealers, and She-Merchants in the American Slave Trade"
Joshua D. Rothman, University of Alabama, "The Ledger and the Chain: Toward a Biographical Account of America's Slave Traders"
John Harris, Johns Hopkins University, "Circuits of Wealth, Circuits of Sorrow: The Role of the United States in the Illegal Atlantic Slave Trade, 1850-1863"
Commentator: Rebecca Goetz, New York University
Chair: Linford Fisher, Brown University
Joanne Jahnke Wegner, University of Minnesota, "'Two Monies for Me': The Trafficking and Commodification of Susannah Johnson"
Neal D. Polhemus, University of South Carolina, "Ellis Island or Meat Grinder: Preparing and Processing West African Bodies for Market in the Anglo-Atlantic World"
Maurie McInnis, University of Virginia, "Selling the Slave Trade"
Commentator: Seth Rockman, Brown University
Traffic and War
Chair: Donald F. Johnson, Northwestern University
John Donoghue, Loyola University Chicago, "Human Trafficking and the Political Economy of Capitalism in the English Atlantic, ca. 1640-1663"
D. Andrew Johnson, Rice University, "The Native American Slave Trade to South Carolina after the Yamasee War"
Matthew Spooner, Harvard University, "The Commodification of Enslaved Bodies in the Revolutionary South"
Adam Rothman, Georgetown University, "Kidnapping and Enslavement in the U.S. Civil War"
Commentator: Brian Luskey, West Virginia University
Plenary: Historians Against Slavery
Chair: James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College
Address: Stacey Robertson, Central Washington University, and Matthew Mason, Brigham Young University
Comment: The Audience
Activism and Politics I
Chair: Sharon Sundue, Drew University
Sarah L. H. Gronningsater, McNeil Center for Early American Studies/California Institute of Technology, "Cadwallader D. Colden and the Everyday Politics of Kidnapping in New York, 1785-1822"
M. Scott Heerman, Johns Hopkins University, "'Reducing Free Men to Bondage': Human Trafficking and the Politics of Abolition in Antebellum Illinois"
Craig B. Hollander, Princeton University, "'Where is the Difference, in Principle?': Why American Slaveholders Condemned the African Slave Trade"
Commentator: Paul J. Polgar, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Activism and Politics II
Chair: Max Mishler, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Nicholas Wood, University of Virginia/Mount Vernon, "Beyond the PAS: The Philadelphia Meeting for Sufferings and African-American Activism"
Samantha M. Seeley, University of Richmond, "The Politics of Protection in the Early Republic"
Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University, "Sex Trafficking and the Visibilities of the Nineteenth-Century North American Slave Trade in Present-Day Context"
Commentator: Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland
Chair: Richard Bell, University of Maryland
Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton, "The Trafficking of Elisha Webb, 1737-1742"
Timothy J. Shannon, Gettysburg College, "Aberdeen’s Kidnapping Trade: Child Abduction and Scottish Servitude in Eighteenth-Century North America"
Alison T. Mann, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, "'Horrible Barbarity:' The Case of Dorcas Allen, a District Slave, 1837"
Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut, "Kaisi Labor: The View from Beverly, Massachusetts"
Commentator: Michael A. Ross, University of Maryland
Chairs: Sharon Sundue and Richard Bell
Wendy Warren, Princeton University
Kimberly Welch, West Virginia University
Rodney Hessinger, John Carroll University
Comment: The Audience