- First Name
- Last Name
- United States
- NJ New Jersey
- Kean and MCCC, retired 2020
- Website URL
- Quaker abolition, Enslaved people, Wench Betty, Nj History, Violence against slaves, Human Rights. Difficult questions, Am. Rev. Liberty and who is left out, American and Atlanyic World slavery
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- See Summer 2020 Wench Betty invited talk in NJS, an online journal. Write article for NJ teachers on Af. Resources during the American Rev. Era.
- other credentials
- About Me
I like challenging questions that help refocus conventional ideas about historical time and events. The Socratic Method can shatter hypocrisy. Before I retired, I helped empower students to believe that they should not wait for a credential to change the world. Think, evaluate, analyze, critique, and advocate with evidence. Favorite class project I created: Can a tweet save the world?
Designated by the NJ Council for Humanities as a Public Scholar 2020-2022 for her research on the murder of a NJ enslaved woman in 1784, Wench Betty.
- Recent Publications
Co-edited book with Maurice Jackson, Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808.
- Book chapter “Thomas Jefferson’s Complicated Friends” -looks st the Quakers who were hired by Jefferson to work with him in Philadelphia or on his slave plantations.
Invited Talk, Why Wench Betty’s Story Matters: The Murder of a NJ Slave in 1784.
Will be publishing an article for NJ Teachers, 200,000 on NJ African American resources during the American Revolutionary War era and its immediate aftermath. Fall 2020
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, British Isles, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 17th century, 18th century
- Expertise by Topic
- American Revolution, American Founding Era, Human Rights, Labor, Local & Regional, Public History, Race, Rural & Agrarian History, Slavery, Women