Kathleen Brown, the David Boies professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss her current project, Undoing Slavery: Abolitionist Body Politics and the Argument over Humanity, at the annual Frank L. Klement Lecture on Monday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites BC.
The project is a book-length interdisciplinary study of the transatlantic abolition movement set in the context of contemporary transformations in international law, medicine, and domestic ideals. Brown is a historian of gender and race in early America and the Atlantic World. She is author of Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia, which won the Dunning Prize of the American Historical Association.
The Frank L. Klement Lecture commemorates distinguished scholars in American history. Klement joined the Department of History at Marquette University in 1948 and retired 27 years later as professor emeritus. He was department chair from 1956-58, and received the Teaching Excellence Award in 1965.
The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found online.