James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the… read more
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 legislative, to end slavery during the Civil War. The author spoke on a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Annette Gordon-Reed and James McPherson, Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, and Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University. The panel was hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C. close
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Edward L. Ayers President University of Richmond
David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Eric Foner Professor Columbia University->History
Annette Gordon-Reed Professor Harvard University->History
James M. McPherson Professor Emeritus Princeton University->History Department
James Oakes Distinguished Professor City University of New York->History
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