RECOLLECT - Episode #7
Graham Hodges is professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate University. He is the author of several titles, including Black New Jersey from Rutgers University Press, The Marion Thompson Wright Reader from Rutgers Press, Pretends to Be Free from Routledge Press, Slavery, Freedom, and Culture among Early American Workers by Routledge Press, Black Itinerants of the Gospel from Palgrave and Madison House, and David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City, published by University of North Carolina Press, among others. One of his most recent works, from Fordham University Press, is The Book of Negroes, which is an updated publication of The Black Loyalist Directory, which Hodges first brought forth in 1996. In this conversation, Hodges discusses The Book of Negroes, how it came to be, and how it is deeply connected to a global Black migration story that includes Nova Scotia, Great Britain, the Caribbean, and Sierra Leone.