Date of Award

Spring 2016

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


American Studies

First Advisor

Scott Gac

Second Advisor

Cheryl Greenberg


This thesis explores Hartford's black community between 1833 and 1841, looking at the exclusion they faced and the ways in which they resisted against it, focusing on four key moments to tell this story. It seeks to use this setting as a platform to make a case for the importance, and uniqueness, of the contributions of antebellum Northern black communities to the rise of antislavery.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.