FRF: Historian John Cumbler, “Gender, Manhood and Violence in the Abolitionist Movement"

When Feb 05, 2010
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Bingham Humanities Bldg, Rm 300
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Contact Phone 502-852-8977
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Dr. Cumbler’s presentation will focus on how the criticism and self-criticism that came out of the failure of Northern Abolitionists to protect fugitive slaves took on very gendered forms.

He’ll discuss how courage, virtue and honor which had not been particularly centered around concepts of masculinity in the early Abolitionist period became focused on if not obsessed with masculinity and manhood and how those concepts were also entangled with race in the later period leading up to the heightened gendered discourse of the Kansas campaign and eventually the Civil War itself.

This "Faculty Research Forum" is presented by The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Department of Pan African Studies, and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

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