freedom · slavery · underground

another great episode of Underground

Another wonderful episode of WGN’s Underground last night. Stine is on the run. Rosalee and Noah, too. Earlier in the day, I shared Stephanie Camp’s Closer to Freedom, an amazing monograph on how black women negotiate freedom on plantations, with a grad student. I told her how historians can intuit a lot with even the… Continue reading another great episode of Underground

American History · complex past and present

trip to Oklahoma reenergizes

I just visited Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I was there to present two keynote addresses on two separate days at a joint meeting for the state’s professional historians and undergraduate and graduate members of Phi Alpha Theta, the honorary society for college students interested in history. As true last week in Montgomery, AL, where I… Continue reading trip to Oklahoma reenergizes