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Jan Cohn Annual Lecture: The Carceral Landscape - Fields, Forests, Swamps, Horses, Dogs, and Birds by Walter Johnson
Event Type:Lecture
Location:Mather Hall Rittenberg Lounge and Wean Terrace Room A
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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Department:American Studies
Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University and Jan Cohn Visiting Scholar in American Studies, Trinity College
 
Professor Johnson will ask his listeners to engage the material and sensory dimensions—the sights, sounds, and sensations—of enslavement and escape in the American Cotton Kingdom.

Walter Johnson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a graduate of Amherst College. He has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon Foundation. The preeminent scholar of slavery, capitalism, and imperialism in nineteenth-century America, Johnson is the author of two books, Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999) and River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (2013).

The Jan Cohn Lecture is an annual lecture dealing with topics relating to American Studies, culture, and history. The lecture honors the memory of Jan Cohn, G. Keith Funston Professor of American Literature and American Studies and the first woman to serve as Dean of the Faculty at Trinity College.
 
Reception and book signing to follow.
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