Law, Print Culture, and the Forms of Abolitionist Argument

Alex Black

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Alex Black is an Assistant Professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow of African American literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. He holds graduate degrees in English from Cornell University and in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He is writing a study of the print and performance cultures of the antislavery movement, for which he has received support from the Library Company of Philadelphia. His work has appeared in American Quarterly and J19. He has also co-edited Frances Harper’s Forest Leaves for Just Teach One: Early African American Print.


Alex Black, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, "Law, Print Culture, and the Forms of Abolitionist Argument"Book history studies of northern abolitionism concentrate on the movement’s print-based campaigns, which began in... [ view full abstract ]


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