Please join us on Monday, November 15 (4:20-5:20 pm) for a book talk by Dr. Crystal Webster, who will talk about her new book, Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North.

Beyond the Boundaries is a history of Black childhood in the U.S. during historical periods and in geographic regions experiencing the profoundly fraught shift from slavery to freedom. In this talk, Crystal Webster will focus on the uses of Black children’s labor. As part of gradual emancipation, whites indentured Black children, extending the exploitation of Black, unfree labor specifically through children. Webster’s child-centered framework exposes both the centrality of Black children as historical subjects in the process of emancipation in the North, as well as their unique forms of resistance to the exploitation of their labor.

This is a virtual event and does not require advanced registration. The Zoom link to join is

Date & Time
November 15, 2021
4:45 pm-5:20 pm