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Sean Gallagher, PhD, is a historian of slavery and race in the United States. His forthcoming manuscript focuses on enslaved people owned by state governments during the American Revolution and how their labor and resistance at public works shaped the politics of slavery in the new nation. Gallagher has also published on the ways enslaved runaways contributed to the formation of the "refugee" as a category in international law.

He strives to foster a collaborative environment in his classrooms where students work together to interpret historical documents. Gallagher encourages students to think about History as a method for giving meaning to the past and context to our present.

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