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Christy Clark-Pujara -Black on the Midwestern Frontier

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Professor Clark-Pujara’s research focuses on the experiences of black people in small towns and cities in northern and Midwestern colonies and states in British and French North America from the late 17th century through the American Civil War. She is the author of Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (NYU Press, 2016); her current book project Black on the Midwestern Frontier: From Slavery to Suffrage in the Wisconsin Territory, 1725-1868 examines how the practice of race-based slavery, black settlement, and debates over abolition and black rights shaped white-black race relations in the Midwest.

Professor Christy Clark- Pujara will be discussing her new research and book on the history of African Americans in the Midwest. She will discuss topics regarding African Americans in early Wisconsin from 1725-1866, with a focus on the struggle for suffrage. Christy is the author of Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (NYU Press, 2016); her current book project Black on the Midwestern Frontier: From Slavery to Suffrage in the Wisconsin Territory, 1725-1868 examines how the practice of race-based slavery, black settlement, and debates over abolition and black rights shaped white-black race relations in the Midwest. #BadgerTalks

Earlier Event: July 31
Music in the Valley
Later Event: August 2
Reliving Our Heritage