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Description: While powerful, positivist recovery work—efforts to fill gaps and hear silenced voices—has theoretically and materially expanded early American studies, the archive remains yet and always incomplete. Panelists showcase innovative approaches that model new responses to biased archives and work around, across, or beside missing or marginalized records.


Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Binghamton U, State U of New York

Steffi Dippold, Kansas State U

John H. Pollack, U of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Donegan, U of California, Berkeley

Aaron Hyman, Johns Hopkins U, MD

Dana Leibsohn, Smith C

Lauren Coats, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge


Eric Slauter, U of Chicago