Our Visit to Oberlin College: Our Tour
On our trip to Oberlin in the fall, as well as visiting the archives, we had an opportunity to tour the the campus and surrounding area of Oberlin. This tour was a great starting point to our research, and provided a great opportunity to learn about the abolitionist roots of Oberlin College. We learned about such prominent figures as that contributed to the foundation of the college and seminary...
Research at Oberlin
One of our first hands-on experiences with the practice of history was at the our trip to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin College is important to our research because the archivist at the College provided us with the primary source documents for our research and transcription purposes. Our class’s relationship with the Oberlin College Archives is a reciprocal one, as they provide...
Crafting History: An Introduction
The purpose of this blog will be to chronicle the research process of the students of History 3801 as we explore the abolitionist movement centred in Southwestern Ontario and the Northern United States, focusing on the letters of abolitonist Hiram Wilson and the establishment of the Wilberforce settlement. This project is association with the Promised Land Project (PLP), and aims to be congruent...