Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Jahnke Wegner
University of Minnesota
Website URL
captivity, colonial New England, Native American history, U.S. Women's history, African American history, history of slavery, politics of reproduction, captive trade networks, northeastern borderlands, Early America
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Personal Info

About Me

Hello. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota, where I am working on a dissertation about various types of captivity in the northeastern borderlands from 1630-1763. I discuss the creation of multiple intersecting captive trade networks  and talk about how various indigenous and European captors practiced a politics of reproduction where they attempted to control access to and use of captive bodies for various social, economic, and political purposes. I also teach as an adjunct at University of Wisconsin-Stout and serve as the assistant editor of the Journal of Early Modern History.

Recent Publications

Working on several submissions

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women