Symposium Program

Friday, April 1, 2016
1014 Tisch Hall

9:15-9:30 am: Welcome

  • Jay Cook (University of Michigan)

9:30-11:30 am: The Age of Revolutions
Chair: Jacques Vest (University of Michigan)

  • Kathleen Brown (University of Pennsylvania), “Free, Requited, or Family Labor: ‘Free’ Labor Produce in the Antebellum United States”
  • Seth Rockman (Brown University), “Innovation, Alienation, and the Russet Brogan: Plantation Provisioning and New England’s Industrial Revolution”
  • Andrew Zimmerman (The George Washington University), “What’s Hidden in the Hidden Abode of Production? A Case Study from the Civil War Era”
  • Comment: Konstantin Dierks (Indiana University Bloomington)

1:00-3:00 pm: Circulations from Slavery Through the Great Migration
Chair: Rachel Miller (University of Michigan)

  • Jay Cook (University of Michigan), “What Phillis Wheatley Knew About Global Capitalism”
  • Alison Isenberg (Princeton University), “Second-Hand Cities: Race and Region in the Antique Americana Trade, from the Civil War to Urban Renewal”
  • Susan Scott Parrish (University of Michigan), “Disaster’s Public: Mediating the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927”
  • Comment: Geoff Eley (University of Michigan)

3:15-5:15 pm: Twentieth-Century Enchantments
Chair: Katherine Lennard (University of Michigan)

  • Nan Enstad (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “The Enchantment of the Corporate Person”
  • Nathan Connolly (New York University), “The Strange Career of Black Liberalism”
  • Elspeth Brown (University of Toronto), “’You’ve Got to be Real’: Markets and Models in the Long 1970s”
  • Comment: Howard Brick (University of Michigan)

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1014 Tisch Hall

9:30-11:30 am: Wrap-Up Session with Graduate Students
This final session will include all of the Friday panelists and will be driven by graduate student questions.