Bell receives NEH Grant

Professor Richard Bell is one of 28 American scholars to receive a "Public Scholars" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities this year for a book for scholars and non-scholars alike. The Public Scholars program, which is in its third year, seeks to encourage accessible scholarly writing and research for general audiences.

With the grant, Professor Bell work on his manuscript project, Kidnapping and the Slave Trade in Post-Revolutionary America. The resulting manuscript will be a book on four boys kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1825, and how their story affected debates about slavery and abolition in recently independent America.

Read the Washington Post's article about the award here.

Read the college's announcement here.

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