Catherine Jones: “Children and the Problem of Agency”

April 27, 2012

The Cultural Studies Colloquium Series Presents:

Catherine Jones
Assistant Professor of History, UCSC

“Children and the Problem of Agency”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
12:00-1:30 pm
210 Humanities 1 

Excluded from favored liberal remedies for realizing new freedoms in postemancipation Virginia, children nevertheless shaped broad Reconstruction contests over the meaning of freedom. This paper focuses on children in order to consider whether liberal assumptions embedded in the idea of agency have excessively narrowed historians’ analysis of postemancipation politics.

SPONSORS: The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at the University of California, Santa Cruz.