Tuesday, June 26:
ADHO Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 28:
Presentation Title: “Interrogating the Roots of American Settler Colonialism: Text Mining Early American Corpora”
Abstract: This short paper examines the origins of American settler colonialism through experiments in text mining private and official correspondence. A consideration of the country’s long history as a settler colonial society is necessary to understanding and addressing present structural inequity in the United States. My research highlights the underlying goals and desires that prompted land acquisition, settlement, and cycles of violence between Euro-American settlers and Native Americans in the trans-Appalachian west between 1776 and 1820.