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“She Said Her Answers Contained the Truth”

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History Workshop launches a new, once-quarterly format with next week’s event featuring Brett Rushforth, historian of early American history. Join us for an afternoon of friendly critique and intellectual discussion.

“She Said Her Answers Contained the Truth”: Listening to and with Enslaved Witnesses in Eighteenth-Century New France

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
3:30–5:00 p.m.
375 McKenzie Hall

Brett Rushforth is a scholar of the early modern Atlantic world whose research focuses on comparative slavery, Native North America, and French colonialism and empire. His first book, Colonial North America and the Atlantic World: A History in Documents (co-edited with Paul W. Mapp), uses primary documents to trace the history of North America in its Atlantic context from the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries. His second book, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France, examined the enslavement of American Indians by French colonists and their Native allies, tracing the dynamic interplay between Native systems of captivity and slavery and French plantation-based racial slavery.