r “Trafficking Is Modern Slavery” will be addressed on Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South, Springville, by Dr. Matthew Mason. He is a board member and co-director for Historians Against Slavery and an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he has taught since 2003.
HAS is a community of scholar-activists who contribute research and historical context to today’s antislavery movements in order to inspire and inform activism and to develop collaborations that empower such efforts. He has authored several articles for various journals, mostly on the intersection of slavery and politics in early American history. He is also the author of “Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic” (2006). He is co-editor with John Craig Hammond of “Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation” (2011) and, with Nicholas Mason, of “The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson by Edward Kimber” (2009). Dr. Mason lives in Springville with his wife and three daughters.
This lecture is free and open to the public.