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Who Was Reconstruction For?

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join historian Bruce Baker for “Who Was Reconstruction For,” the keynote lecture of the 2018 Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) Conference.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Refreshments will be provided.

To attend the full 2018 CLAW Conference, Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World, on March 16-18 at the College of Charleston, click here.

About Bruce Baker

Bruce E. Baker is a scholar specializing in the history and culture of the working people of the South and other aspects of American history. Educated at Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has worked in the United Kingdom since 2004.

About Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of South Carolina’s 1868 Constitutional Convention, South Carolina’s multiracial Constitutional Convention that fundamentally changed the state by ushering in legal reforms, provided for public education, expanded the franchise, and promised numerous other rights, the College of Charleston will host a conference entitled “Freedoms Gained and Lost: Reinterpreting Reconstruction in the Atlantic World.” In the decades following the 1868 conventions some of those rights guaranteed on paper by the convention would not always be protected or even remembered. https://goo.gl/vGTU75

About Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW)

The Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the College of Charleston was established in 1994 to promote scholarship and public engagement with the history and culture of the Lowcountry, the Atlantic World, and the connections between the two. CLAW’s mission is to place Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry region in a broader international context by fostering research and educational outreach that illuminates the ongoing connections and cultural exchange among various Atlantic cultures, societies, and ethnicities in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. http://claw.cofc.edu/



March 16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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Addlestone Library
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29424 United States
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