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James Oakes

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James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor for the History of the City University of New York with eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2008 Forum. The year with the most videos was 2013 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 911 views per program. Most appearances with James M. McPherson (2), Sean Wilentz (2), David W. Blight (2). Most common tags: Civil War, Lincoln, Abraham, African American History.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2009 - Present Distinguished Professor, History, City University of New York Videos: 8

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  • Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War

    Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War

    Historian James Oakes talked about runaway slaves and the consequences of fugitive slave laws. Professor Oakes argued that…

  • Lincoln's Antislavery Politics

    Lincoln's Antislavery Politics

    James Oakes talked about Abraham Lincoln’s relationship with abolitionist movements and antislavery politics. Mr. Oakes…

  • <em>The Scorpion's Sting</em>

    The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a…

  • Emancipation and the Laws of War

    Emancipation and the Laws of War

    James Oakes and John Witt talked about their books on the process of Emancipation during the Civil War. James Oakes argued that contrary to conventional…

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