Title

Mapping Slave Uprisings Across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Presenter Information

Arthur Schneider

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History

Research Advisor

Pope, Justin

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

FYRE Research Program

Abstract

In one of the first projects of its kind, this study examines the influence of news of slave rebellions on the colonies of the British America during the eighteenth century. Using newspapers from both England and colonial America, this project traces the speed and direction of specific reports of insurrection across the British Empire. It also seeks to understand whether printers changed reports of slave unrest as they shared stories between colonies and to explore the impact of news upon specific towns and colonies. The poster will include the text of a specific newspaper report of slave rebellion, a map illustrating the movement of news reports between colonies, and evidence of the influence of the report on colonial slave codes. In addition to these graphics on the poster, there will be text included to provide insight to the results uncovered and to give some additional background information to the project as a whole.

Biography

Arthur Schneider is a History major that is interested in American history with an emphasis on colonial America. While growing up on a farm close to the Missouri River in Central Missouri, he developed as a grade school student an interest in not only early American history but also the very beginnings of America that includes its time as colonies of the British Empire. While being fascinated by the stories of Lewis and Clark traveling up the Missouri River, it led to learning about America at its earliest. These include the Boston Massacre, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812 that have had a lasting effect on him, which helped him in deciding to become a History major.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Arts and humanities poster session: First place

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mapping Slave Uprisings Across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Upper Atrium

In one of the first projects of its kind, this study examines the influence of news of slave rebellions on the colonies of the British America during the eighteenth century. Using newspapers from both England and colonial America, this project traces the speed and direction of specific reports of insurrection across the British Empire. It also seeks to understand whether printers changed reports of slave unrest as they shared stories between colonies and to explore the impact of news upon specific towns and colonies. The poster will include the text of a specific newspaper report of slave rebellion, a map illustrating the movement of news reports between colonies, and evidence of the influence of the report on colonial slave codes. In addition to these graphics on the poster, there will be text included to provide insight to the results uncovered and to give some additional background information to the project as a whole.