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BLST 0462 / HIST 0462 Histories of struggle, 2021 January

Identifier: s7_blst0462

Scope and Contents

Includes the following essays: "Contextualizing Bravery: Understanding William Slade's Rhetoric in Context of the Abolition Movement from 1835-1848" by Shaye Anis, Class of 2021; "Construction of Oppression Through Advertisements" by Jack Dowling, Class of 2020.5; and "Students with Disabilities at Middlebury College: A Slow Slog Toward the Future 1990-2021" by Mary Moore, Class of 2022.5.


  • Creation: 2021 January

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Includes essays produced by students in Associate Professor of History, Bill Hart's, 2021 Winter term class, Histories of Struggle. The course description from the catalogue reads:

In this upper-level seminar, students will examine the historical experiences of Black, PoC, female, LBGTQ, gender non-conforming, and “othered” persons at Middlebury College and in the town, circa 1800-2020. Students will access digital sources housed at Special Collections (Davis Library) and at the Stewart-Swift Research Center (Henry Sheldon Museum) on a range of topics, including race, gender, and sexuality in the contexts of anti-slavery, colonization, eugenics, temperance, women’s rights, and entertainment. Students will receive either BLST or HIST CW credit, for which they will produce 25-page essays. The essays will be archived in Special Collections for use by future researchers. At the conclusion of the course, students will be invited to translate their essays into publicly exhibited Twilight Projects, for which they will receive a small stipend.


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Language of Materials

From the Sub-Group: English

Existence and Location of Copies

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States