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Nov 06 2020

Ernie Nagy Publishes Numismatic Collateral of British and American Abolition

Black history is drawing increased attention in our society, with the formation of related academic programs and focal points such as the recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Numismatics forms another lens through which to view Black history, with notable contributions such as John Kraljevich’s Black History Month blog, initially published in 2017. Ernie Nagy’s monograph Numismatic Collateral of British and American Abolition is the latest contribution to the field. This work serves as a catalog of American and British coins, tokens, and medals related to the 18th and 19th century abolition movement. Britain was well ahead of the U.S. in this regard, as these artifacts well demonstrate. Graphics and layout for this work were provided by Lianna Spurrier under sponsorship of Newman Numismatic Portal. 

Link to Numismatic Collateral of British and American Abolition on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/booksbyauthor/539733

Link to John Kraljevich’s Black History Month blog: http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/nnp-selections/blackhistorymonth2017
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