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Derrick Spires, "The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019): In The Practice of Citizenship, Derrick R. Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship...

Derrick Spires, "The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019): In The Practice of Citizenship, Derrick R. Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship...

FromNew Books in History


Derrick Spires, "The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2019): In The Practice of Citizenship, Derrick R. Spires examines the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship...

FromNew Books in History

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Length:
52 minutes
Released:
May 15, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

With talk about birthright citizenship and border walls running rampant in Trump’s America, there are many scholars reaching back to antebellum America to historically ground today’s citizens in debates from the past that hold relevance now about both topics. Scholars like University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Associate Professor of English Derrick Spires is one of those scholars weighing in. Today on New Books in African American Studies, your host, Adam McNeil will help guide the conversation with Professor Spires about his brand new book The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).Adam McNeil is a PhD Student in the Department of History at the University of Delaware.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Released:
May 15, 2019
Format:
Podcast Episode