2013 National Underground Railroad Conference

Dr. Alisea McLeod, assistant professor of English, serves on the organizing committee of the 2013 National Underground Railroad Conference, sponsored by the National Network to Freedom. The National Network to Freedom is a project of the National Park Service.


The conference will take place June 19 through June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Along with Rust professors Dr. Marco Robinson and Dr. Sharron Sarthou, she will sit on a panel and  present a paper titled "They Were Sharp Bargainers: Camps, Cotton, and Guns." This paper looks at the agency of African Americans during the war, in particular, their involvement in cotton production, their arming, and their work in the camps.



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