Book excerpts available for “Black Gotham in/outside the Archive”

After a captivating lecture this evening (notes and questions to be posted soon), we’re even more excited to have Carla Peterson leading the “Black Gotham in/outside the Archive” Workshop tomorrow, 4 PM at 20 Cooper Square, 4th Fl (Department of Social and Cultural Analysis).

As mentioned in our previous post, she’ll cover some of the topics below during the discussion.

* the use of obituaries

* legal cases and the Negroes Burial Ground

* using military archives

* city streets as archives

Check out our Materials page for relevant excerpts from Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City.

See you tomorrow! Bring your questions and your imagination.


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