Leslie Harris

Leslie Harris

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Leslie M. Harris is a professor of history at Northwestern University. She is the author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (2003) and a coeditor, with Ira Berlin, of Slavery in New York (2005) and, with Daina Ramey Berry, of Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014). She is currently at work on a family history of New Orleans between 1965 (Hurricane Betsy) and 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). She was also a cofounder of the Transforming Community Project of Emory University, which seeks to engage all members of the university community in the active recovery of and reflection on the history of race at Emory and its meaning for the institution today.

Lectures

  • African Americans, Class, and Community in Pre-Civil War New York City
  • On the Eve of Katrina: Life in Late-Twentieth-Century New Orleans
  • Slavery and Freedom in Savannah
  • Slavery in New York City
  • Transforming Community at Emory University: An Institution Confronts its Racial History