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474. African American Voices from the Civil War

Sunday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Timothy Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown

1. "The Color of Quaintness: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Black Song, and American Union," Jeremy Wells, Indiana Univ. Southeast

2. "'If We Ever Expect to Be a Pepple': The Literary Culture of African American Soldiers," Christopher A. Hager, Trinity Coll., CT

3. "'And Terrors Broke from Hill to Hill': The Civil War Poems of George Moses Horton," Faith Barrett, Duquesne Univ.

4. "The Negro in the American Rebellion: William Wells Brown and the Design of African American History," John Ernest, Univ. of Delaware, Newark


Subjects:

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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