A Comparative Analysis of Histories of the Negro in Indiana Before 1800
- 1. Introduction: Father Boniface Hardin, host, with Sister Jane and Sister Anita introduces the episode’s topic of histories written about Blacks in Indiana. (02:45)
- 2. Sister Jane describes the qualities of a good history, including factuality and interpretation. (03:59)
- 3. Fr. Hardin introduces the history written by Earl E. McDonald in the 1930s. (03:38)
- 4. The group speaks on the factual parts of McDonald’s history. (04:33)
- 5. The group discusses some of the incorrect parts of McDonald’s history, like anti-slavery sentiment in Indiana. (03:45)
- 6. The group talks about omissions and missing information in McDonald’s history. (02:50)
- 7. Sister Jane reads patronizing statements that McDonald makes toward Negroes in Indiana. (03:41)
- 8. Fr. Hardin discusses who should be giving a history of Blacks. (00:58)
- 9. Sister Jane talks about a good history’s balance between facts and interpretation. (02:46)
- 10. Conclusion: Fr. Hardin concludes the session. (04:01)
- Main contributors
Hardin, Father Boniface; Sister Jane; Sister Anita
Father Boniface Hardin hosts a discussion with Sister Jane and Sister Anita on histories of the Negro in Indiana. They begin by discussing what makes a good history, notably their attention to factuality and interpretation, before analyzing a history written by Earl E. McDonald in the 1930s. The group discusses the history’s factuality, omissions, and McDonald’s position as a historian.
- Physical Description
1 audiotape (analog) (32:56) : 7 in.
Radio series: Afro-American in Indiana
- Other Identifiers
Shelf Number: OR 242; Collection Identifier: SC 165; MDPI Barcode: 40000001812702
This item is accessible by: the public.