This student-curated exhibit in Rauner Special Collections Library explores the College + Hanover as a site for the intellectual, moral, and political debates surrounding slavery.
“The Ties that Bind: Slavery and Dartmouth”
Eleazar Wheelock came to Hanover and carved a place for Dartmouth College out the wilderness, or so the story goes. Often overlooked in that account is the significance of slavery in the founding and the first century of the college. In an exhibit at the Dartmouth Library’s Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall, the students of Professor Deborah King’s Sociology 79.08 class, “Lest We Forget: History, Collective Memory and Slavery at Dartmouth,” explore the role played by the enslaved people of its first two presidents, and the College and Hanover as a site for the intellectual, moral and political debates surrounding slavery.
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