Rhae Lynn Barnes

About Rhae Lynn

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

Opening Primary Source for Teaching Reconstruction: The Jourdon Anderson Letter      “Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you… MORE

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Happy 90th Birthday to Leon Litwack–the man who threw gasoline and a match on all my interests. Here is part I of our impromptu birthday interview. Rhoda: RL! [Yells down the hall] Leon, it’s RL! Rhae Lynn Barnes (RLB): Where is the birthday boy?! Leon F. Litwack (LFL): I’m still in my 80s for a… MORE

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American Contact: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book   April 23-25, 2020 Princeton University University of Pennsylvania Project organizers Rhae Lynn Barnes (Princeton University, History) Glenda Goodman (University of Pennsylvania, Music) Aaron M. Hyman (Johns Hopkins University, History of Art)    CFP: American Contact is a multi-disciplinary symposium that invites scholars to discuss… MORE

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Early American Music and the Construction of Race: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Co-organized by Glenda Goodman (University of Pennsylvania) and Rhae Lynn Barnes (Princeton University) Sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies; the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music; the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts; the University of Pennsylvania Office… MORE

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