My colleague, Dr. Lynn Kennedy, and I are looking for a third panelist to join us for the 2014 AHA Conference. We would like to structure the panel around our title: "Policing the Color Line in the 19th Century: Gossip, Gender, and...."
Dr. Kennedy's paper will look at how gossip was used first to condemn the practice of miscegenation in both the black and white community, as well as how gossip functioned to monitor the boundaries of racial identity.
My paper will explore how gender was an essential element in shaping the regulation and experience of both miscegenation and interracialism in antebellum America, as well as how interracialism worked to shape ideas of gender.
We are looking for a third panelist exploring some aspect of interracialism or miscegenation in the 19th century, (perhaps from a legal prospective), as well as anyone working on this topic who would like to serve as a commentator.
If you are interested please contact us off list at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We ask that responses be in by Tuesday 12th, as the deadline is February 15th.
London ON, Canada
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