Historian's Craft

The blog of Historian's Craft 3801 at Huron Unviersity College in London, Ontario, Canada

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The Amistad Research Centre

The source material that has provided a jumping-off point for our research, abolitionist Hiram Wilson’s letters,  came to us via the Amistad Research Center. The Amistad Research Center, based out of Tulane University in New Orleans.

The Amistad Research center can find its roots in the American Missionary Association, which emerged from a group of abolitionists called The Amistad Committee.  The Amistad Committee was a collection of abolitionists who came to the defense of the African slaves revolted against the crew on the ship. The AMA later became an inter-racial organization committed to equality, that contributed to the founding colleges such as Fisk University, Dillard University and others.

Following the WWII, the Amistad research center set up a race relations department at Fisk University. After several moves throughout the years, the Amistad Research Centre was moved to Tulane University in 1987, where it remains today.

 As well, the Amistad Research Center provides a wealth of primary sources for researchers, including photos, letters, diaries from a variety of ethnic minorities and the United States.About 90% of the resources at the research centre focus on the experiences of black Americans, but the other ten percent focuses on other ethnic minorities.

The Amistad Research also has a blog that is updated regularly, which can be found here

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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 with the overall research aims of the PLP.

Last year’s class also studied the letters of Hiram Wilson and their blog can be found here.

What we hope to accomplish through this blog:

-a central place to display the work of various groups within the Historian’s Craft Class and how they present their research through various multimedia and creative presentations

-to examine the research of the students and the unseen historiographical process

-to engage the public with our research via the platform of Tumblr through tagging posts, reblogging posts that are relevant to our study

The culmination of the blog will be fufilled in the formal presentation at Huron University College (date TBA).

For contact proposes, we can be contacted at his3801huron@gmail.com.

Thank you for joining us on our journey!

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