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“Slavery and Smallpox Inoculation”

October 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Prof. Elise Mitchell, Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University

The African Atlantic history of smallpox inoculation is a rich, yet oft-overlooked story. This lecture contextualizes the more familiar history of Onesimus and Cotton Mather in early eighteenth-century Boston within the broader history of Africans performing smallpox inoculations in West Africa, Jamaica, and Saint Domingue (Haiti) in the Revolutionary Era of the late eighteenth century.

This event is hybrid, held in person at the venue below (The Commons) and streaming online. Stream the event here on YouTube or here on Facebook!


October 25, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm


Paul Revere House
Suffolk University History Department


The Commons, Sargent Hall, Suffolk University
120 Tremont Street
Bsoton, MA 02108 United States
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