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Congress Event

Thinkers beyond boundaries - Eliza Fenwick (1766–1840): Abolitionist in England, slaveowner in Barbados, and teacher in Niagara



Thursday, May 29, 2014, 15:15 - 16:15


Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre

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Lissa Paul recounts an adventure story with an unlikely heroine: author Eliza Fenwick, whose ethics are put to the test and who doesn’t get rich in the end. It is a proto-feminist story of maternal love and loss, of teaching, of writing, and the pursuit of the North American dream.