Writing and Democracy in Western New York: Situating Tocqueville, Stanton, Cooper, and Douglass
This seminar for college teachers will consider key literary texts produced in western New York State during the 19th century, situating them in terms of political crises that involved the entire United States. Together we will read works by Alexis de Tocqueville, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, James Fenimore Cooper, and Frederick Douglass, as well as Harriet Jacobs and Albion Tourgée. We will also visit relevant sites such as Seneca Falls and the Harriet Tubman house in Auburn, New York.
Funded through the Division of Education Programs