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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Holly Brewer

Patrick Henry Writing Fellow, Fall 2012

Holly Brewer was in full-time residence at the Starr Center throughout the fall semester of 2012, working on a book that promises to dramatically reshape our understanding of how slavery took root in America. A prize-winning author and the Burke Chair of American History at the University of Maryland, she has done remarkable research challenging the traditional idea that slavery began here as a product of economic necessity.

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