Brown Bag with 2013 Gest Fellow Jonathan SassiBrown Bag with 2013 Gest Fellow Jonathan Sassihttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/236041Magill Quaker Collection2013-04-02T12:00:002013-04-02T13:00:00
April 2, 12:00PM–1:00PM
Magill Quaker Collection
Please join us in Special Collections at noon on Tuesday, April 2, for an informal brown-bag discussion with visiting Gest Fellow Jonathan Sassi.
Jonathan Sassi comes from the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, CUNY, where he is associate professor of history. He holds a Ph.D in history from UCLA and is the author of the book A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy (2001) as well as articles on Quaker abolitionist Anthony Benezet. Jonathan has held fellowships at the David Library of the American Revolution, the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Society. His work at Haverford over the past month has centered on the history of the abolition movement in New Jersey prior to 1804, when the state’s gradual abolition act was passed. Letters, diaries and other personal papers, as well as organizational records of abolition societies and Quaker meetings from New Jersey, are among the material Jonathan has drawn on while at Haverford.
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