Civil War Contraband Camps

A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers… read more

A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers were presented and Professor Blight had made comments, the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Heather Williams moderated. 

Chandra Manning presented “Clashing Claims: Contraband Camps, Black and White Southern Civilians, and Changing Notions of Citizenship"; Charissa Threat read a paper, "Surviving Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War,” by Leslie Schwalm of the University of Iowa; Amy Murrell Taylor presented “The First "Contrabands” and the Military Necessity of Wartime Emancipation."

“Emancipation and War: Life Inside the Civil War’s Contraband Camps” was a panel of the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held at the Hilton-Americas Houston. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • David W. Blight Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
  • Chandra M. Manning Associate Professor Georgetown University->History Department
  • Amy Murrell Taylor Associate Professor State University of New York, Albany->History Department
  • Charissa J. Threat Assistant Professor Northeastern University->History Department
  • Heather Williams Associate Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill->History Department
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Civil War Contraband Camps

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Program ID:
298412-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 2011
Last Aired:
Mar 21, 2011

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  • Mar 19, 2011 | 12:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2011 | 10:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 21, 2011 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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