ARTICLES/DIGITAL: Foreman and more on the Colored Conventions Project

A recent issue of Common-Place (16.1, 2015) featured a roundtable on the Colored Conventions Project:

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DIGITAL: Rudisell of the Colored Conventions Project on Copyright and Doing Digital Black History

Carol A. Rudisell, librarian at the University of Delaware Library, writes about working with the Colored Conventions Project (previously featured at #ADPhD & Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog):

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SOURCE: “Into the inner life of the Negro Race”: Highlights from Black Authors, 1556-1922 | Readex

The September release of Black Authors, 1556-1922: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia includes Louis Hughes’ heart-pounding and heart-wrenching autobiography as well as several works of fiction by prolific author Sutton Elbert Griggs.

Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation and in the Home of the Planter (1897)

By Louis Hughes

In 1832, Louis Hughes was born a slave on a plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia. Writing of his early life, Hughes quickly captures his readers’ attention:

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BOOK: Ball on the Black Middle Class in the Antebellum North

Ball to Live an Antislavery Life Cover

Erica L. Ball, To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class. University of Georgia Press, 2013.

via UGA Press:

“In this study of antebellum African American print culture in transnational perspective, Erica L. Ball explores the relationship between antislavery discourse and the emergence of the northern black middle class.

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