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2018 COURTING LIBERTY:
SLAVERY AND EQUALITY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, 1770-1870:

(DAILY SCHEDULE WITH READINGS)

Week #1 : Equality and Slavery in a Constitutional Republic

 

DATE
DISCUSSION TOPIC
FACILITATOR
READINGS
Sun. (7/8) Arrival of Participants: Welcome Reception
(6:30 pm – University Commons Dorm Conference Room)
Baker/Bohan  

Mon. (7/9)

 

Morning

(Auburn Avenue Research Center- AARC)

 

Mid-Morning

 

 

Afternoon

(AARC)

 

 

Slavery in the Constitutional Convention and in America

 

 

 

 

GSU Tour and Panther IDs (Bring a photo ID)

 

 

Developing Interactive Strategies to Bring the Constitution, the Courts, & Cases Into the Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bohan/
Paula McAvoy

 

 

Morning

Reading

  • Beeman, Plain, Honest Men
  • Baker, Prigg v Pennsylvania
    (Ch. 2)
  • Constitutional Convention Docs
    (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

Readings

  • McAvoy, “Should Teachers Share their Political Views in the Classroom?” (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)
  • Lindsey Randall, “In the Footsteps of Others,” Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, 248 – 262
  • Part 1 (Essays by Loewen and Oliver) in Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, 9 – 41)

 

 

Tues. (7/10)

Morning

(AARC) 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

(AARC)

 

Abolitionist Origins
& Early Constitutionalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Perspectives: Slavery & the Founders

 

 

McAvoy/Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Finkelman

 

Morning

Readings

  • McAvoy, “Structured Academic Controversies,” (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)
  • Selections from Somerset v. Stewart, Olaudah Equiano, Prince Hall, St. George Tucker, James Forten (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)

 

Afternoon

Readings

  • Constitutional Convention docs
    (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)
  • Finkelman, “Slavery in the New Nation,” in Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, 59 – 76          

    Contextual Materials

(both sessions)

  •  Baker, Prigg v. Pennsylvania
  • Beeman, Plain, Honest Men

Wed. (7/11)

Morning

(AARC) 

 

 

 

Afternoon

(AARC)

 

 

Proslavery Thought

 

 

 

 

Law and Race in the Antebellum North

 

 

Paul Finkelman

 

 

 

 

Stephen Middleton

 

 

Morning

Readings

  • Fineklman, ed., Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South

 

 

Afternoon

Readings

  • Middleton, The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Ohio

 

Thurs. (7/12)

 

Morning

(AARC) 

 

Mid-Morning

 

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

Fugitive Slaves and the Constitution

 

 

***APEX Museum Tour

 

 

Women and Equality

 

 

 

 

Baker/
Stephen Middleton

 

 

 

 

 

Baker/Bohan

 

 

 

Morning

Readings

  • Narrative of Frederick Douglass (Bedford Series)

 

 

 

Afternoon

Readings

  • Sklar, Women’s Rights Emerges Within the Antislavery Movement

Contextual Materials (Both Sessions)

  • Baker, Prigg v. Pennsylvania

Fri. (7/13)

Morning

 

 

 

Travel Day to Charleston

 

Touring Day 1 – 
Charles Pinckney House

 

 

 

 

 

Baker/Bohan

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

  • Negro Seaman Act (1823)
  • Elkison v. Deliesseline (1823)
    (Both in Ancillary Reader and SLACK)

Sat. (7/14)

 

Morning

 

 

Afternoon

 

Slavery and Race in South Carolina
  
-College of Charleston
    Alumni Center

 

 

Touring Day 2-
Old Slave Mart

 

 

Jon Hale 

 

 

Week #2: Equality and Slavery in the Midst of Constitutional Crisis

 

DATE
DISCUSSION TOPIC
FACILITATOR
READINGS

Sun. (7/15)

Morning

 

 

Afternoon

 

Touring Day 3 –
AME Church (Optional)

 

Lunch at Sunflower Cafe

Drayton Hall Plantation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baker/Bohan

 

 

 

Mon. (7/16)

Morning

 

 

Afternoon

 

Touring Day 4

Fort Sumter (Early Ferry)

 

Denmark Vesey in Charleston
College of Charleston, Addlestone Library, Room 227

 

 

 

 

Bernard Powers

 

 

Morning

          

Afternoon

Readings

  • Bernard Powers, “Slave Culture,” in Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, 144 – 156

 

Tues. (7/17)

Travel back to Atlanta

 

   

Wed. (7/18)

Morning
(AARC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon
(AARC)

 

Dred Scott and Birthright Citizens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reacting to the Past (RTTP) – Literary Forum

 

 

Martha Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Higbee

 

Morning

Key Legal Documents and Readings

  • Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) – In Finkelman, Defending Slavery
  • Hughes v. Jackson (1858) – In Ancillary Reader and SLACK
  • Horton, Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom (Bedford Series)

 

 

Afternoon

RTTP Materials

Thurs. (7/19)

Morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

 

 

*** Atlanta History Center, Tullie Smith Plantation

Exhibition and Resources for lesson development (archives/slave documents and exhibitions/plantation experience)

 Lunch from the Swan House

 

 

Reacting to the Past Simulation:
Calhoun’s Banquet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higbee

 

 

 

Morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

RTTP Materials

 

Fri. (7/20)

Morning

 

 

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

Evening

 

Reacting to the Past Simulation:
Debate on the Constitutional Convention

 

 

Reacting to the Past Simulation:  Debriefing

 

 

Closing Dinner Banquet at Atlanta’s Famous Mary Macs Restaurant

 

Higbee

 

 

 

 

Baker/Bohan

 

Morning

RTTP Materials

 

 

Afternoon

           Key Legal Documents and Reading

  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Perrotta & Bohan, “Elizabeth Jennings: Nineteenth Century Rosa Parks” (Ancillary Reader and SLACK)

           

Sat. (7/21) Leave Atlanta    

 

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