Freed Slaves; Conscripted Soldiers: The Civil War Decisions of 1862-63

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5:45 – 7:45 pm

The war that ended involuntary servitude in the United States also introduced military conscription. Participants in this seminar, the second in a series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will discuss how emancipation, conscription, and African-American military service transformed the cause of the Union and the course of the war. We will also discuss conscription and emancipation proposals in the Confederate states.

Joseph Harrington holds a master’s degree in modern European history from the University of Connecticut, and has led several Newberry seminars. 

Six sessions, $170.
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Materials List
Ira Berlin et al. Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 978-0521436922
Geary, James W. We Need Men: The Union Draft in the Civil War. Northern Illinois University Press, 1991. ISBN: 978-0875801575