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FB-52999-07
Slavery and Freedom in Concord, Massachusetts, 1740-1822
Elise Lemire, SUNY Research Foundation, College at Purchase

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Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts (Book)
Title: Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Long heralded as the birthplace of American liberty and literature, Concord, Massachusetts, was also a slave town. Black Walden chronicles the stories of the men, women, and children who were enslaved in America's most storied town. Many of the town's famous sites look radically different from the perspective of Concord's slavery history, most notably Walden Woods, which was the home of a community of former slaves long before it became widely known as a green space.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.blackwalden.com
Primary URL Description: Author's website.
Secondary URL: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14612.html
Secondary URL Description: Penn Press webpage for Black Walden.
Access Model: Open access
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 0812241800

Walden Woods was a Black Space before it was a Green Space (Blog Post)
Title: Walden Woods was a Black Space before it was a Green Space
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Article-length post on the history of Walden Woods.
Date: 09/13/2009
Primary URL: http://hnn.us/articles/116046.html
Primary URL Description: History News Network

A Small Bench by the Side of the Road (Blog Post)
Title: A Small Bench by the Side of the Road
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Article-length post describes placement of a Toni Morrison bench in Concord, MA, as a result of Black Walden and other efforts.
Date: 06/01/2011
Primary URL: http://pennpress.typepad.com/pennpresslog/2011/06/a-small-bench-by-the-side-of-the-road-elise-lemire-on-remembering-concords-history-of-slavery.html
Primary URL Description: Penn Press Log

www.BlackWalden.com (Web Resources)
Title: www.BlackWalden.com
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Website includes a map of African and African-American sites in Concord, the introduction to Black Walden (the book), a list of the over 25 readings and book signings completed to date, reviews of Black Walden, video of and podcasts with the author, and information about how to contact the author.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.blackwalden.com
Primary URL Description: Companion website for the book, Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts

Academic Minute Segment on Black Walden (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Academic Minute Segment on Black Walden
Writer: Elise Lemire
Producer: Alan Chartock
Abstract: In today's Academic Minute, Dr. Elise Lemire of Purchase College examines how freed slaves shaped a town at the center of both the American Revolution and American Literature.
Date: 01/13/2011
Primary URL: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1745727/Academic.Minute/Dr..Elise.Lemire..Purchase.College..State.University.of.New.York
Primary URL Description: WAMC Northeast Public Radio's website
Format: Radio

Keynote Address (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Keynote Address
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Elise Lemire presents "Rack Focus: Bringing Northern Slavery into View" at the 2011 annual Mass Humanities Mass History conference.
Date: 06/06/2011
Primary URL: http://www.masshumanities.org/files/programs/masshistory/MHC2011_Lemire_Keynote.pdf
Primary URL Description: Keynote posted on Mass Humanities website
Conference Name: Mass Humanities Annual Mass History Conference

Annual Frank and Bette Spriggs Lecture (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Annual Frank and Bette Spriggs Lecture
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: The history of slavery in Concord, MA
Date: 08/25/2011
Primary URL: http://www.afroammuseum.org/documents/SPRIGGSLECTURE2011CONSTANTCONTACT.pdf
Primary URL Description: Museum of African American History online announcement
Secondary URL: http://www.afroammuseum.org/
Secondary URL Description: Museum of African American History website
Conference Name: Annual Frank and Bette Spriggs Lecture

Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Making Freedom: Evolution and Revolution in the Realization of an American Ideal is a three-year, $979,475 Teaching American History (TAH) grant through the United States Department of Education. This award will enable five partnering public school districts—Burlington, Bedford, Lexington, Woburn, and Somerville–to appreciably strengthen their programs to teach traditional American history as a separate academic subject in grades three to five and eight to eleven. "Doing Massachusetts History: 1620-1812" was one of the seminars offered in the summer of 2011. "Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA" was taught as part of that seminar.
Date Range: 08/19/2011
Location: Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
Primary URL: http://info.tahmakingfreedom.org/?page_id=423
Primary URL Description: Course Descriptions for the "Making Freedom" program.

Teaching Massachusetts Slavery (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Teaching Massachusetts Slavery
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Part of a Teachers Summer Institute at the Museum of African American History in Boston, MA
Date Range: 06/30/2011
Location: Museum of African American History
Primary URL: http://www.maah.org/education.htm
Primary URL Description: Educational Programs page at the Museum of African American History's website

Over 20 Additional Public Presentations and Conference Papers on Black Walden (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Over 20 Additional Public Presentations and Conference Papers on Black Walden
Abstract: See a complete listing at www.BlackWalden.com
Author: Elise Lemire
Date: 05/16/2009
Location: Various
Primary URL: http://www.blackwalden.com/signing.html
Primary URL Description: List of presentations, conference papers, and readings on the author's website for Black Walden.


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