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Wilson Library

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201 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
(919) 548-1203

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October 2014
Free

Ed Baptist Lecture: How I Found the Origins of American Capitalism in the Southern Historical Collection

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30 p.m.  Program, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Ed Baptist will discuss his forthcoming book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, and his research in the Southern Historical Collection into the history of the nation’s economy and African American slaves.

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Voices from “Tobe”

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Benjamin Filene, director of public history at UNC-Greensboro, will moderate a panel discussion of the children’s book Tobe to mark the book’s 75th anniversary. In the 1930s, few children’s books featured realistic depictions of African Americans. But Tobe (UNC Press, 1939), based on the daily lives of children from Hillsborough and an African American community outside Greensboro, offered a more true-to-life portrayal. In conjunction with the exhibition “Where is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life in North Carolina,”…

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