2002 Schedule

Unshackled Spaces:

Fugitives from Slavery and Maroon Communities

in the Americas

Friday, December 6

8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome, Introductions

9:45-12:00 Session 1: Marronage and Flight: An Overview

Richard Price, College of William and Mary
Loren Schweninger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Comment: Sylvia Frey, Tulane University


1:30-4:15 Session 2: Barbados and Brazil

Jerome Handler, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Stuart Schwartz, Yale University
Comment: David Barry Gaspar, Duke University

4:30-6:00 Session 3: Maroon Rituals—The Junction of Africa and America

Pearl Duncan, Author and Jamaican Maroon Descendant

6:30 Dinner, President’s Room, Woolsey Hall, 2nd floor

Saturday, December 7

8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00-11:45 Session 4: The Fugitive Slave Act in Principle and Practice Jane Williamson, Rokeby Museum, Vermont
William Freehling, University of Kentucky
Comment: John Stauffer, Harvard University

12:00 Independent lunch

2:00-4:45 Session 5: Black Seminoles and Texas Runaways

Kevin Mulroy, University of Southern California
Barbara Krauthamer, New York University
Comment: Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law