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Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belongingRead More
We invite students and faculty to join us for a research seminar led by Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Her new book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans.