T'teetsa: A California Native American Slave Narrative

Jean Pfaelzer

University of Delaware

Jean Pfaelzer (presenter) is a Professor of English, Women and Gender Studies, and Asian Studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of California Bound: The History of Slavery in the American West (forthcoming Yale, 2018), Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, Parlor Radical: Rebecca Harding Davis & the Origins of American Social Realism, The Utopian Novel in America, and The Rebecca Harding Davis Reader. She has held the Senior Fulbright Fellowship in American Studies (Utrecht), the A. Giamatti Fellowship in Western Americana (Yale), several Library of Congress fellowships, and the Vielberth Fellowship (Regensburg, Germany).


Jean Pfaelzer’s paper entitled, “T’teetsa: A California Native American Slave Narrative” turns its gaze from the Black Atlantic to the Pacific to investigate a lesser studied site of slavery. T’teetsa’s is a Native... [ view full abstract ]


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