Midday on WYPR (Baltimore), Mar. 4, 2021: A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Emilie Amt, the Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, published a blog post that revealed a legacy of slavery at her institution. To discuss that legacy, and how it connects to the current national reckoning with race, Dr. Amt joins us, along with her colleague and a great friend of Midday, Dr. Terry Anne Scott, an associate professor of American history at Hood.
About Emilie Amt
Emilie Amt is a retired professor of history. From 1998 to 2021 she held the Hildegarde Pilgram Chair of History at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She earned a B.A. in medieval studies from Swarthmore College and a D.Phil. in modern history from Oxford University. Her current research focuses on nineteenth-century African American history in western Maryland.
Her forthcoming book about African American experiences of the Battle of Antietam will be published in summer 2022 by The History Press. She is also working on a history of slavery in Washington County, Maryland. A medieval historian by training, she has published books and articles on medieval religious women and English government, war, and finance. Her books include college textbooks and scholarly editions of Latin texts.