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Consequences of Emancipation in the District of Columbia – Donald Shaffer

Donald Shaffer, building on his recent posts about emancipation in D.C., has a new post discussing the consequences of emancipation in the District: “By May 1862, the consequences of emancipation in Washington, D.C. were beginning to become clear. One early … Continue reading

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Jack Kershaw, Southern Hertitage, and Nathan Bedford Forrest

Kevin Levin, on his blog “Civil War Memory,” has a post about Southern Heritage promoter, Nathan Bedford Forrest fan, and “artist,” Jack Kershaw.  “This is for those of you who are interested in the mind and imagination of Jack Kershaw, who … Continue reading

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What Brought About Emancipation – A Plea for Multi-Causality from Donald Shaffer

For a long time, the general wisdom was that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. In recent years the preferred thesis was “self emancipation.” Donald Shaffer on his blog “Civil War Emancipation,” makes a plea for “Multi-causality.” Rather than privileging one cause, … Continue reading

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How Did the Plantation System Shape Labor and Race Relations through the 1950s?

Here are two videos that explore the Ante-Bellum plantation system, and attempt to make connections with the labor system and race relations in the 1950s American South. [hat tip to Kevin Levin, at his blog “Civil War Memory,”] I think … Continue reading

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Black Confederates, the Internet, and Historical Interpretation

UPDATE: In his post, Kevin also cites Gary Gallagher, from an editorial in “Civil War Times” where Gallagher comments on the black Confederate “controversy,”: FURTHER UPDATE: Historian Donald Shaffer, today on his blog “Civil War Emancipation,” in a post entitled “Amen, Brooks … Continue reading

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Levon Helm dead at 71 of Cancer

Very sad news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HMXCM5TCrv8 Chicago Tribune  Story What a great musician! Thanks to Andy Hall at his blog “Dead Confederates“

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