This apprenticeship is part of a longterm book project on the Underground Railroad. Apprentices will examine many slave narratives from an on-line collection, discover key variables and organize them into a database. The instructor will supevise all aspects of their work and meet regularly with the apprentices. As the apprenceship wll overlap somewhat with a national teachers' seminar on the Undergrouond Railroad, there will be opportunities to attend public events about it.
History majors preferred; prerequisite courses in early American and/orAfrican American history. personal interview with professor/supervisor.