Christina Snyder

Christina Snyder

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Christina Snyder is the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Penn State University. Her research and teaching focus on native North America, early America, and the history of slavery. Snyder's first book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America (2010), earned a wide range of accolades, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and the John C. Ewers Prize from the Western History Association. Her Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson (2017)—winner of the Francis Parkman Prize—centers on the antebellum community that developed around the first federally controlled Indian boarding school, exploring how a diverse group of Americans responded to early U.S. imperialism.

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  • The New History of American Slaveries
  • Native American Slavery in Global Context
  • Indian Removal and the Geography of Unfreedom
  • Andrew Jackson's Indian Son: Native Captives and American Empire
  • The Rise and Fall and Rise of Civilizations: Indian Intellectual Culture at an Antebellum School


The New History of American Slaveries

This lecture was presented at Northwestern University in January 2016, sponsored by the university's Center for Legal Studies. Recorded by Northwestern Information Technology.

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