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Marcy Dinius

Marcy J. Dinius is Professor of English at DePaul University.  Her research focuses on the means and limits of aesthetic and political representation and on the intersection and interaction of print and other forms of human understanding in times of great change.  Her previous publications include The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print Culture in the Age of the Daguerreotype (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) and The Textual Effects of David Walker’s Appeal: Print-Based Activism Against Slavery, Racism, and Discrimination, 1829-1851 (Penn Press, 2022).  She has published articles journals including PMLA, J19, Early American Studies and several edited collections.

James G. Birney

The Power of Pamphlets in the Anti-Slavery Movement

Black-authored print was central to James G. Birney’s conversion from enslaver to abolitionist and presidential candidate.