About to Be Free: Paperwork and Emancipation

Andrew Inchiosa

University of Chicago

I am a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Chicago. In my dissertation, “Found among the Papers of the Early Republic,” I examine the loose manuscripts that famous and ordinary men and women gathered together and saved in the early United States. I have received support for my research from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities. And I have presented my work at conferences organized by C19 and the Society of Early Americanists.


Andrew InchiosaEnglish Department, University of Chicago"About to Be Free: Paperwork and Emancipation"When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016, one of the objects exhibited on... [ view full abstract ]


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