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Monday, 28 December

231. Preracial?

1:45–3:00 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Susan Scott Parrish, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. “About-Face: Human Diversity in the Preracial Spanish World,” Ruth Hill, Univ. of Virginia

2. “Intermarriage in Early America: Pocahontas, John Rolfe, and the Construction of English Political and Cultural Identity,” Elizabeth Thompson, Ohio Univ., Athens

3. “Race and Disciplinarity in Eighteenth-Century African American Literature,” Tara Bynum, Towson Univ.

4. “Toni Morrison’s A Mercy: Preracial Slavery and Economic Expediency in Seventeenth-Century America,” La Vinia Delois Jennings, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

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