Field Report: Boston Athenæum Fellow Bennet Parten
Join Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellow Bennet Parten for a report on his research in the Boston Athenæum’s special collections, entitled, Blow Ye Trumpet, Blow: The Idea of Jubilee in Slavery and Freedom.
Bennett Parten is a Ph.D. student at Yale University. Prior to Yale, he earned a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. in History from Clemson University. His primary research interests include race, slavery, abolition, and emancipation in the nineteenth century U.S. His most recent research has explored the experience of refugees from slavery in the American Civil War, the history of human rights in American abolitionism, and the role of millennial thought in anti-slavery politics. His essay, "Somewhere Toward Freedom: Sherman's March and Georgia's Refugee Slaves" was published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly in the Summer of 2017. And aside from his work as graduate student, he also works at Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning as a Yale College Undergraduate Writing Partner.