Nell Irvin Painter


Lectures by Nell Painter

This page contains the full text of a small sampling from Nell Irvin Painters many public presentations. These particular presentations have been selected because of the availability of the full text, not because they are most important or representative.

  1. Oscar Micheaux and Frank Freidel. Frank Freidel was Nell Irvin Painter's dissertation adviser, in the Department of History at Harvard University. She completed her Ph.D. in 1974. This tribute to Frank Freidel was read at the dinner in his honor given by his students to mark his presidency of the Organization of American Historians, in 1976.
  2. Emancipation in Black and White, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania, 16 February 1990.
  3. Soul Murder and Slavery, The Fifteenth Annual Charles Edmundson Historical Lectures, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 5-6 April 1993.  

Soul Murder and Slavery (Pamphlet)

ISBN 0-918954-62-2 paper $5.95


In this 38-page pamphlet, published in 1995 by Baylor University Press, Painter examines the history of child and sexual abuse within American slave society by employing the concept of "soul murder." Painter concludes her work with a passionate call to pursue the hidden truths of slavery, including soul murder and patriarchy.


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