Friday, 27 March, 2020
Christina Snyder, Ph.D., McCabe Greer Professor in the Department of History at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver this year’s John Francis Bannon, S.J., Lecture, at noon on Friday, March 27, in the second floor gallery, Pius XII Memorial Library. Her talk is “Convict Labor on College Campuses.”
Professor Snyder’s current book project, Slavery After the Civil War: The Slow Death and Many Afterlives of Bondage, explores how and why bondage persisted even after the passage of the 13th Amendment. She will share some of her latest findings at the 2020 Bannon Lecture.
About the Speaker
Snyder is the author of Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2010). Her books received widespread acclaim and prizes from every leading historical organization in her field of study, including the Francis Parkman Prize, the John H. Dunning Prize, the James H. Broussard Prize and the John C. Ewers Prize.
Snyder has also authored more than twenty-five articles and review essays. She is co-author of the textbook American Horizons: U.S. History in A Global Context and co-editor of the Many Wests book series with the University of Nebraska Press.
Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Antiquarian Society and the American Philosophical Society. Currently, she is a fellow with the National Humanities Center. Snyder’s work has been featured on PBS, NPR, and in Slate.