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  • Understanding African American Freedom
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    Understanding African American Freedom

    Panelists talked about how black Americans understood freedom through the lens of economics, marriage, and citizenship. This was part of a three-day conference, titled “The Future of the African…

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  • Underground Railroad
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    Underground Railroad

    Eric Foner spoke with Martha Hodes about his book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. Professor Foner talked about Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key…

    560 views
  • Sylviane Diouf emSlaverys Exilesem
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    Slavery's Exiles

    Sylviane Diouf talked about her book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, in which she presents a history of people who escaped slavery and created self-sufficient communities in…

    1,681 views
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    Freedom National

    James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the…

    976 views
  • Emancipation and the Great Migration
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    Emancipation and the Great Migration

    Participants talked about the Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on African American culture and society in America from the Civil War through Reconstruction, and later the Great Migration…

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  • Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations…

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  • emThe Fiery Trialem
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    The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner talked about his book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a program in the History and…

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    The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner talked about his book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He was interviewed following his…

    305 views
  • New York City Underground Railroad
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    New York City Underground Railroad

    Graham Hodges talked about his book David Ruggles: A Radical Black Aboliitonist and the Underground Railroad in New York City (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). David Ruggles was the best known…

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