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Nancy E. van Deusen publishes article in Slavery & Abolition

Nancy van Deusen has published her latest article "Indigenous Freedom Suits, Epistemological Mobility, and the Deep Archive" in the upcoming September issue of Slavery & Abolition.

This article focuses on ways of thinking productively about Indigenous freedom litigation suits, how scholars read that documentary record, whether we can give voice to the voiceless, and how ways of reading litigation records that included records from the ‘deep archive’, namely notarial and parish records, can inform epistemological seeing and knowledge mobilization. It is a cautionary tale that encourages a careful approach to slavery’s archives as sites that constitute, validate, and activate historical evidence about Indigenous slaves who litigated for their freedom.

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