Kari J. Winter

Academic Historian

Kari J. Winter's research focuses on the history and literature of slavery. The editor of the 2005 edition of Jeffrey Brace's 1810 memoir, The Blind African Slave, she is also the author of Subjects of Slavery, Agents of Change: Women and Power in Gothic Novels and Slave Narratives,1790-1865 and numerous articles on African American culture, Barbadian history, feminist theory, and American Indian literature.

James McCune Smith (1813-1865)

Although many twenty-first century readers are aware of his work only through his introduction to Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom, Dr. James McCune Smith was one of the most broadly accomplished black intellectuals and activists in antebellum America.  Born in New York on … Read MoreJames McCune Smith (1813-1865)