Category Archives: Slavery and Emancipation

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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Methods of Emancipation – Donald Shaffer

Donald Shaffer, on his blog “Civil War Emancipation” argues that by 1862 the debate in the North was no longer over whether to free the slaves, but how to do so. Various suggestions included, gradual emancipation with compensation for slaveowners … Continue reading

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Donald Shaffer’s Most Recent Post on Civil War Emancipation

« Lincoln Doubles Down Outlawing Army Slave Catching March 13, 2012 by Donald R. Shaffer One of the most consistently contentious issues during the first year of the Civil War was the relationship of the Union army with fugitive slaves. … Continue reading

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Tony Horowitz on John Brown at Harpers Ferry

Tony Horwitz Public Reading Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • 4:00 pm Student Union • Cape Cod Lounge UMass Amherst Campus Handicap access available Directions & Parking Free Admission Contact: History Department, history@history.umass.edu, (413) 515-1330 Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz gives … Continue reading

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Remembering Western Massachusetts Civil Rights Advocates on this MLK Day

Western Massaschusetts has had a storied history of many civil rights and anti-slavery activists, including Soujourner Truth, David Ruggles, William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. All of these civil rights activists should be remembered and honored on this MLK Day.

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Fear of Slave Revolts and Secession

http://cwemancipation.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/fear-versus-fact     http://cwemancipation.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/fear-versus-fact/ Donald Schaffer discusses the Southern fears that Lincoln’s election would lead to widespread slave revolts, and that this was a major factor behind the initial wave of secession.

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Bruce Laurie Talk on Northampton Abolitionists

When:Monday, December 12, 2011 Time: 7:00pm until 9:00pm Where Neilson Library, Browsing Room, Smith College. Description 7 P.M. MONDAY, DEC 12, 2011. BRUCE LAURIE TALKA talk on current research and writing on abolition era Northampton by Bruce Laurie, emeritus professor of history at … Continue reading

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