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Book Launch - The Practice of Citizenship - Derrick R. Spires

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English Department
English Building 109
Apr 16, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  

The Initiative in Holocaust Genocide and Memory Studies  Faculty Seminar Series presents the following book launch:  In The Practice of Citizenship, Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship from the founding of the Free African Society in 1787 to the onset of Civil War in 1861. Grounded in participatory politics, neighborliness, critique, revolution, and the myriad daily interactions between people, citizenship, black writers argued, is not deļ¬ned by who one is but, rather, by what one does.
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