From Tennessee to Early New England: Larry McKee's Scholarly Reach in the Field of Africana Studies

Author(s): Tanya M Mears

Year: 2018

Summary

I would first like to describe my experiences at the Hermitage.  I worked closely with Larry McKee for two summers.  I will then describe how these experiences; most importantly learning about Black people enslaved by the Jacksons; inspired me to go to graduate school for Africana Studies.  Ultimately, I earned my Ph.D.  Finally, I will mention my current work; fueled by interest in the early experiences of Black people whetted at the Hermitage; and unique in the area of Africana Studies.  My topic, ritualized literature written on the occasion of people executed in early New England has subjects Black, Indigenous and White people.  However, what is unique about the literature written about  free and unfree Africans, West Indians, and African Americans of early New England, is that it gives us a window on the world of people infrequently studied, very much like the archaeological work at the Hermitage has done.

Cite this Record

From Tennessee to Early New England: Larry McKee's Scholarly Reach in the Field of Africana Studies. Tanya M Mears. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441924)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 564