May 4

History Spring Lefler Lecture: Voices of the Enslaved w/ Sophie White

An online presentation by Professor Sophie White, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
12:25 – 1:25 pm / Zoom event
Sophie White at Carleton, May 4th, 2021!

Professor Sophie White, University of Notre DameThe Carleton College History Department is pleased to invite you to attend our Spring Herbert P. Lefler virtual lecture to be presented by Professor Sophie White, University of Notre Dame. She will be speaking on The Voices of the Enslaved, Tuesday, May 4th, during common time, 12:25-1:25 p.m. Open to the public, everyone is welcome to attend! Please mark your calendars. Register via Zoom.

Sophie White is Professor of American Studies, Concurrent Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies, History, and Gender Studies, and Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame. Her newest book, Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/University of North Carolina Press, 2019) foregrounds an exceptional set of source material about slavery in French America: court cases in which enslaved individuals testified and in the process produced riveting autobiographical narratives. Voices of the Enslaved has won seven book prizes including the 2020 James A. Rawley Book Prize from the American Historical Association and the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for most outstanding book on slavery published 2019. With Trevor Burnard, she has co-edited a volume on slave testimony in French and British America 1750-1848 (Routledge, 2020) and she is preparing a digital humanities project, Hearing Slaves Speak in Colonial America: A Database of Voices of the Voiceless. 

Sponsored by History Events. Contact: Serena Zabin