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GI-234952-16
Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865
Erin Greenwald, Historic New Orleans Collection

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Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version) (Exhibition)
Title: Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version)
Curator: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives explores the far-reaching economic and heartbreaking personal impact of the domestic slave trade. Period broadsides, paintings, and prints illustrate the trade's public image, while objects and first-person accounts--including that of Solomon Northup, who spent twelve years illegally enslaved in Louisiana--speak to the experiences of those whose lives were bought and sold. Curated and originally hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the subtitle New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865,, this exhibition traveled to three additional sites between summer 2016 and summer 2017: the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana (June 3-August 20, 2016); National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (September 12-November 27, 2016); and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas (February 11-July 9, 2017).
Year: 2015

"A Kidnapped Life: Solomon Northup's Experience in of Slavery in the Red River Valley"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "A Kidnapped Life: Solomon Northup's Experience in of Slavery in the Red River Valley"-AMoA
Abstract: Panel discussion with Louisiana State University at Alexandria faculty members and Alexandria Museum of Art Executive Director focused on research into Solomon Northup's experience in Louisiana.
Author: Ginger Jones
Author: Jerry Sanson
Author: Christopher Stacey
Author: Catherine Pears
Date: 06/23/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Finding Rebecca: Or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Finding Rebecca: Or, How an Enslaved Girl from New Orleans Became an Abolitionist Icon"-AMoA
Abstract: Some of the most widely circulated abolitionist images in the Civil War era were carte-de-visite portraits of formerly enslaved people from New Orleans (three of these images are featured in Purchased Lives). Some of the children in the group were so light skinned that their sponsors and the press declared them "white slaves." The oldest girl, Rebecca Huger, was the most frequently photographed. In "Finding Rebecca" Mary Niall Mitchell (University of New Orleans) explores what is known of Rebecca's life before and after her photograph was taken and how she came to represent both slavery and its demise during the Civil War.
Author: Mary Niall Mitchell
Date: 7/14/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Towards a Lasting Freedom: Navigating the Landscape of Race in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Towards a Lasting Freedom: Navigating the Landscape of Race in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans"-AMoA
Abstract: Justin Nystrom (Loyola University-New Orleans) explores the meanings of freedom in postbellum New Orleans and discusses how African Americans struggled to piece together their lives in an age of great social and political upheaval.
Author: Justin Nystrom
Date: 07/14/2017
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1865 and Beyond"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1865 and Beyond"-AMoA
Abstract: This is an illustrated lecture consisting of black and white silver gelatin prints and contemporary historical material looking at the broad sweep of African American history. The photographs, made over four decades by Williams (Haverford College), document mostly anonymous, unheralded, and uncelebrated places in the United States, where Americans--black and white--determined the meaning of freedom. Historical prints, newspapers, and other ephemera provide a historical and visual context for the photographs.
Author: William E. Williams
Date: 8/13/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Archiving Lives: The Documents That Told Solomon Northup's Story"-AMoA (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Archiving Lives: The Documents That Told Solomon Northup's Story"-AMoA
Abstract: Riggs (LSU-Alexandria) and Melancon discuss their work documenting the Solomon Northup Trail using archives and Sue Eakin's edition of Twelve Years a Slave.
Author: Meredith Melancon
Author: Michelle Riggs
Date: 8/4/2016
Location: Epps House, Louisiana State University Alexandria Campus

Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA
Author: Ginger Jones
Author: Jerry Sanson
Abstract: LSU-A professors lead a book club discussion of one of the most important slave narratives of all time.
Date Range: 7/2/2016
Location: Epps House, Louisiana State University at Alexandria campus

Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA
Author: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives curator leads book club discussion of Heather Andrea Williams's Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.
Date Range: 7/16/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Adam Rothman
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Adam Rothman (Georgetown), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 7/14/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

"Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business"-NCRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Franklin, Armfield, and Ballard: The Men Who Made the Domestic Slave Trade into Big Business"-NCRM
Abstract: Rothman (University of Alabama) takes a biographical journey through the business of three slave traders who forged economic ties in Southern cities that fueled the cotton industry and brought devastation to thousands of enslaved families.
Author: Joshua Rothman
Date: 9/29/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

"Female Soul Drivers, Lady Flesh Stealers and She-Merchants in the American Slave Trade"-NCRM (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "Female Soul Drivers, Lady Flesh Stealers and She-Merchants in the American Slave Trade"-NCRM
Abstract: Jones-Rogers (University of California at Berkeley) discusses white women across the South, who engaged directly and indirectly in the domestic slave trade.
Author: Stephanie Jones-Rogers
Date: 11/10/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Ernestine Jenkins
Author: Edward Ball
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. Ernestine Jenkins (University of Memphis) will provide an overview of the slave trade in Memphis. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Edward Ball, and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 9/30/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Jennifer Schwartzberg
Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Daina Berry (University of Texas-Austin), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 2/11/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum. 1800 N. Congress, Austin, Texas 78701

Purchased Lives Opening Symposium at the Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Purchased Lives Opening Symposium at the Bullock
Abstract: Discussion moderated by Betz (Bullock) with Dr. Erin Greenwald, curator of Purchased Lives, and historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry (UT Austin). Symposium provides historical context for the period when human lives were the primary currency of America’s pre-Civil War economy.
Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Author: Kate Betz
Author: Erin Greenwald
Date: 2/11/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/program-plives-member-opening-20170210

"B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen"-Bullock (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: "B Movies and Bad History: Slavery on the Silver Screen"-Bullock
Abstract: In conjunction with the Bullock Museum exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, this talk is an exploration of America's original sin as it has been portrayed on screen. Historians and media experts will guide us through a century of slavery on the silver screen through selected clips and conversation.
Author: Dwight Watson
Author: Winston G. Williams
Date: 3/28/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/b-movies-and-bad-history-slavery-on-the-silver-screen-20170328

Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock
Author: Ashley Stevens
Author: Maria Hammack
Abstract: Join historians and archivists for a conversation on using documents and other materials to discover personal histories, especially for those families fragmented by slavery. Maria Hammack will explore some of the historical resources available at the University of Texas. Her research shines light on Texas as a market for slavery and as a gateway for enslaved men and women who escaped to freedom in Mexico. Ashley Stevens will share resources from the Texas Library and Archives Commission, strategies for individuals attempting to trace their family histories today, and the complications involved in tracking down African-American relatives in the historic record.This program will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 which examines the domestic slave trade – a racialized system of bondage under which millions of men, women, and children lived and labored.
Date Range: 5/13/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/workshop-finding-your-roots-20170513

"Nexus of the Trade: New Orleans As America's Largest Slave Market" (Book Section)
Title: "Nexus of the Trade: New Orleans As America's Largest Slave Market"
Author: Erin M. Greenwald
Editor: Nancy Dixon
Abstract: Article on New Orleans's role in the domestic slave trade included in book recognizing 300 years of New Orleans history, 1718-2018
Year: 2017
Access Model: hard-copy, for purchase
Publisher: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Book Title: New Orleans and the World


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