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  • Protests for Black Citizenship
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    Protests for Black Citizenship

    The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel of four historians discussing the ways blacks have protested for citizenship since the early days of the American Republic. Topics included…

  • Frederick Douglass and Photography
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    Frederick Douglass and Photography

    Author John Stauffer argued that with a count of 164 images, Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th Century. Harvard American Studies Professor John Stauffer showed many of these…

  • African Americans and the Civil War
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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Harvard University Professor John Stauffer talks about African Americans and the Civil War. He examines Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, focusing on the president’s claim that secession…

  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War
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    Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Despite a federal law banning black soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern and southern regiments. John Stauffer spoke about their wartime role and…

  • emThe State of Jonesem
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    The State of Jones

    Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer talked about their book The State of Jones (Doubleday; June 23, 2009). The book recounts an insurrection against the Confederacy by residents of Jones County,…