Category Archives: Slavery and Emancipation

International Emancipation – 1862

We sometimes forget that emancipation in the United States took place in a context of emancipation throughout the Western Hemisphere. One of the best recent books that invokes this context is Stephanie McCurry‘s _Confederate Reckoning_, which I highly recommend. In … Continue reading

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Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial

This looks like an interesting collection of essays on the sesquicentennial, though a little steep at $40, though there is a paperback edition at $25, still a little steep. It appears to use Robert Penn Warren’s _The Legacy of the … Continue reading

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“Dixie”: Disunion Blog – NY Times

There is an interesting article at the NY Times’ Civil War blog, “Disunion,” this morning on the writing and acceptance in the South, as its “anthem,” of the song “Dixie,” ironically written by a Northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett: “In a New … Continue reading

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Resisting Emancipation in Washington, D.C. – Donald Shaffer

One of my favorite CW blogs is Donald Shaffer’s “Civil War Emancipation.” What I like about his blog is that his posts about the war parallel the current date. Today he writes about emancipation in Washington, D.C.: “As March ended … Continue reading

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Hunter Wallace – The Persistence of Racism, cont.

Update 3/21: I have reconsidered my decisison to not post comments from the crowd at “Occidental Dissent,” and decided that they reveal themselves through their words, and so will decide on a case by case basis whether or not to … Continue reading

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Erastus Hopkins Walking Tour in Northampton

These walking tours are great events, and Steve Strimer does an excellent job of tying local history to national events/history.

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The Persistence of Racism

**Update 3/20 To all the racist trolls from “Occidental Dissent,” I will no longer approve your uninformed racist comments/rants, so please stop posting them. My apologies to my other followers/readers for having to put up with that garbage. While contemporary … Continue reading

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