Professor of History Michael Groth has composed an introduction to a primary source document to be featured in an upcoming issue of the Hudson River Valley Review. The document, an article published by James Eights in 1865, provides a reminiscence of the Afro-Dutch celebration of Pinkster, a Dutch religious festival which black residents of the Hudson Valley transformed into a celebration of African and African-American culture during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Michael E. Groth
Professor of History
Michael Groth, Professor of History, has accepted an invitation to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of Early American History.
Michael Groth, professor of history, has accepted an invitation to serve as a reviewer for the Journal of Early American History.
In March and April, Michael Groth, professor of history, moderated different community discussions about the PBS film American Creed at the Aurora Free Library and the Howland Stone Store Museum. The sessions were part of a program sponsored by the American Library Association to promote community dialogue across the country on issues of citizenship and American identity.
Professor of History, Michael Groth’s review of The Pinkster King and the King of the Kongo: The Forgotten History of America’s Dutch-Owned Slaves (Jackson, MS, 2017) by Jeroen Dewulf has been published in the autumn 2018 edition of the Hudson Rivery Valley Review.
In July, Michael Groth, Professor of History, delivered a presentation on Temperance & Prohibition before the Men’s Club of the Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Aurora.
Professor of History Michael Groth reviewed Jeroen Dewulf’s book, The Pinkster King and the King of the Kongo: The Forgotten History of America’s Dutch-Owned Slaves (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017) for the Hudson River Valley Review.
Professor Michael Groth, Professor of History, delivered a public lecture entitled “Abolitionism in Dutchess County” at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY on November 5th. The presentation was followed by a book signing of Professor Groth’s recent book, Slavery & Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley (SUNY Press, 2017).
Michael Groth, Professor of History has been invited to compose a professional endorsement for a forthcoming volume on runaway slaves in New York to be published by Black Dome Press.
Michael Groth, Professor of History, chaired a panel on Professor Myra Armstead’s book Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America at this summer’s Conference on New York State History held at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. He is a member of the editorial board of the HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL REVIEW and is currently serving as an outside evaluator for an evaluation committee at another institution.