Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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Rackham Amphitheater, Fourth Floor 
915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Anne Bennington-Helber 
University of Michigan, The William L. Clements Library 

Tiya Miles: Examining the Experiences of the Unfree in the Frontier Outpost of Detroit

In collaboration with the Detroit School, please join the Clements Library as we celebrate the release of Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits, by Tiya Miles.  Miles, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Professor of American Culture, Afro-American and African Studies, History, Women's Studies, and Native American Studies—examines the experiences of the unfree, both Native and African American, in the frontier outpost of Detroit. Throughout the book, she exposes the limits of freedom in early America and the role slavery played in the city. Following the book talk, Stephen Ward - Faculty Director of the Semester in Detroit program and Associate Professor in the Residential College and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies - will offer comments on the book and the questions it raises for both.

Books will be available for purchase.

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