The Temporality of Slave Childhood

Sarah Chinn

Hunter College, CUNY

Sarah Chinn is a Professor in and chair of the English Department of Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of several books and articles on 19th century US literatures and cultures.


What is the temporality of slave childhood? Depending on whom you ask, the answers are quite different: enslaved people in the United States were never children, or always children (at least under the law). Historians and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sarah Chinn (Hunter College, CUNY)

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Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth


S7b » Seminar 7.b: Childhood Teleologies: Climates of Growth II (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom East)

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