Day one of the American Historical Association’s 122nd meeting went well. Phil and I attended Edward Blum’s session on W.E.B. Du Bois and religion a few hours after having lunch with him. I will write more on Blum’s session in which he and two other scholars added much insight into matters of race, slavery, and American religion.
We arrived in Washington D.C. late last night. My friend and former student, Alejandro, is allowing us to stay in his condo while he is out of the country. Besides a slow very cold walk to the hotel for the conference, today has been very productive. I hate that I am missing the first week of classes, but I am sure my students are doing well. I hope to write more about today’s sessions when I have more computer time.