Week 2

This week we will focus mainly on lesser-known works from the region, including Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; writings by the civil rights lawyer and novelist Albion Tourgée; the Reminiscences of Rochester's Lucy Colman, an abolitionist and women's suffrage activist; and Harold Frederic’s little read Civil War novella, "Marsena." There will also be a session devoted to Cornell's holdings related to Abraham Lincoln, featuring a visit from Professor Jason Frank.

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View of the Erie Canal by John William Hill (1829)