Prof. Harvey Amani Whitfield (United States & Canadian History, University of Vermont)
The Department of History is honoured to have Amani Whitfield as our Creighton Lecturer for 2020. Professor Whitfield's talk is titled, "Biographical Sketches, Black Atlantic Slavery, and the Maritimes," and explores the use of biographical sketches to tell the story of enslaved black people in the Maritime Colonies and their connections to slavery throughout the Atlantic World.
Harvey Amani Whitfield is a Professor of United States and Canadian history at the University of Vermont. His books include, Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860, The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810, North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, and Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents. His current book project is entitled, Biographical Sketches of Black Slaves in Atlantic Canada, which documents the lives of 1,300 enslaved people.
This prestigious lecture will be followed by a reception, also in Sidney Smith Hall.