Haitian History: Coming out of the Shadows
Date and Time
Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium, Mother Hill Hall (SOLES)
Dr. Sepinwall, Professor of History California State University—San Marcos, specializes in the history of race and gender and has been the author of numerous acclaimed studies on Haiti/St. Domingue during the time of the French and American revolutions.
In her talk, Haitian History: Coming Out of the Shadows, Dr. Sepinwall will address questions such as: Why was the Haitian Revolution forgotten for so long by Americans? Why has scholarship on the Revolution increased so dramatically since the 1990s? She will examine changing views in recent decades of Haiti’s revolutionary history, focusing particularly on analyses of American-Haitian interactions since the eighteenth century and reasons why some histories and stories have been ignored in academia.
The event is organized by the Department of History and supported by the Dean’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Program in Latin American Studies, History Honors Society Phi Alpha Theta, and History Club.