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CMS: Deconstructing the Amistad
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01/29/2010
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How are "collective memory" studies re-evalutating the 1839 Amistad revolt and its impacts on abolitionism?

 

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Robert Wolff studies collective memory. It's a relatively new field that works to deconstruct historical narratives of the past and critically examine how stories are told and who's telling them.

Wolff is currently working on a larger project focused on the Amistad and the abolitionist movement in New England.

He speaks to Colin Colin about how collective memory was used to shape the Amistad narrative and how that narrative was central to furthering the abolitionst movement in the United States.

Professor Wolff will speak at Connecticut's Old State House on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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