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Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition


The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University has sponsored the development of the Tangled Roots website.

Robert P. Forbes, Associate Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale, provided steadfast support and encouragement to the Tangled Roots project.

Thomas Thurston, Gilder Lehrman Center web developer, designed the site.

Members of the Yale community provided guidance, including:

Robert B. Stepto, Professor, Frederick J.Streets, Chaplain, Gilder Lehrman Center Fellow Peter Hinks, and Avi Perry, research assistant.

Project developers

MaryAnn Matthews and Thomas O'Brien, affiliates of the Gilder Lehrman Center, developed the research for the project. They presented research from the project at Yale University, Manhattan College and Fairfield University and the American Conference of Irish Studies, regional and national. MaryAnn Matthews also presented at the National Association for Multicultural Education, regional and national, and will present teacher workshops in Prince Edward County, VA. Her paper presented at a recent conference at Quinnipiac College has been selected for publication.

Assistance and support:

James MacGowan was a participating researcher and developer.

Larri Mazon of Fairfield University, Lawrence Huggins of Manhattan College and Hopeton Scott of Bridgeport, Connecticut, gave encouragement.

Angelica Abelson , research assistance.