Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Anna Murray, Mrs. Frederick Douglass" at Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD

For those who could not make the talk in Syracuse, I'll be giving an encore presentation at Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland, on Tuesday, March 1st, at 1 pm in The Commons building, room 211.

In this talk, I do more than speculate on bandannas, hounds and spoons. Instead, I'm exploring ways to conceptualize Anna Douglass's world and her marriage to Frederick. He does not come off very well in this paper. There are reasons for that, and reasons for those reasons; but this is Anna's turn to be center stage -- whether she likes it or not -- and there are key points on which he behaves less than admirably from her point of view.

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