Whitney Stewart

University of Texas at Dallas

Whitney Nell Stewart is Assistant Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is coeditor of Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations (University of Georgia Press, 2018), and has a forthcoming article in Journal of Social History. Her scholarship has been generously funded by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, National Museum of African American History and Culture, American Antiquarian Society, and Huntington Library, among others.

Tara Bynum

Hampshire College

Tara Bynum, an Assistant Professor of African American Literature and Culture at Hampshire College, has published in J19, Criticism, and Legacy and is at work on book manuscript, Reading Pleasures that examines just how black feel good in early America. Her research and writing have received generous financial support from the NEH, AAS, Rutgers University, and the Library Company of Philadelphia.


Tara Bynum and Whitney Stewart demonstrate how the materiality of self-published texts shaped their production and reception. For Bynum, Walker’s revisions and typographical choices prompt not only an anger unto itself,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Whitney Stewart (University of Texas at Dallas)
  2. Tara Bynum (Hampshire College)

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P93 » Printed for the Author: African American Self-Publication and Copyright from David Walker’s Appeal and Beyond: A Roundtable (09:00 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment B)

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