Robert L. Paquette will be presented with AFA's Hero of Consicence Award for 2012 on Tuesday, May 22 at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air.
.Professor Paquette received his Ph. D. with honors in 1982 from the University of Rochester. He has published dozens of books and articles on the history of slavery including Sugar Is Made with Blood (Wesleyan University Press, 1988); The Lesser Antilles in the Age of European Expansion (University Press of Florida, 1996); Slavery, Secession, and Southern History (University Press of Virginia, 2000); (with Stanley Engerman and Seymour Drescher) Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2001); (with Mark M. Smith) The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2010); with Rebecca J. Fox, Unbought Grace :An Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Reader. In 2007, Professor Paquette co-founded the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization at Hamilton College. He has taught at Hamilton College for thirty years. He held the Publius Virgilius Rogers Chair in American History for seventeen years until January 2011, when he resigned the title in protest of the educational direction of Hamilton College.
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