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  • Kabria Baumgartner specializes in nineteenth century African American history and literature. Her first book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America (New York University Press, 2019), examines the history of school desegregation in the nineteenth century Northeast by focusing on the experiences of African American girls and women. She is currently writing her second book, Bound To Service: Black Girls and Unfree Labor in the Shadow of Slavery, which explores the rise of indentured servitude in the Northeast and its impact on African American girls and women during the early national period. At the University of New Hampshire, she teaches courses on slave narratives, New England myths and legends, and the history of American education.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Intro African Amer Lit & Cult Taught course 2019
  • Sem/Studies Americn Literature Taught course 2019
  • English Major Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Studies American Lit & Cult Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Kabria Baumgartner