City of Refuge: Dismal Plantation in the Revolutionary Era Great Dismal Swamp

Marcus P. Nevius will share his extensive research on maroon colonies in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina, which is the subject of his forthcoming book City of Refuge.

Part of MPL’s 400 Years of Inequality series. Visit montclairlibrary.org/inequality for more information.

About the speaker: Marcus P. Nevius is an assistant professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. His scholarship has received the support of a Mellon Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and the support of a research fellowship awarded by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He has also published several book reviews in the Journal of African American History.

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Sat, October 19
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Marcus P. Nevius will share his extensive research on maroon colonies in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina, which is the subject of his forthcoming book City of Refuge.

Part of MPL’s 400 Years of Inequality series. Visit montclairlibrary.org/inequality for more information.

About the speaker: Marcus P. Nevius is an assistant professor of history at the University ...

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Light refreshments will be served.

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