UT Austin American Studies Symposium The American Studies department at UT-Austin celebrated its 75th anniversary with a symposium Nov. 3-4. The keynote Address by Maurie McInnis titled, “The Shadow of Slavery in American Public Life,” offered an exploration of this era and its local resonances of slavery. McInnis addressed the role that historical scholarship can play in public conversations about race today. She discussed two projects in Virginia that seek to make visible the history of enslavement where it had been previously erased from the landscape.
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Steven Hoelscher Chair, Department of American Studies Professor of American Studies and Geography Academic Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center The University of Texas at Austin.