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"Race, Slavery and the Civil War:
The Tough Stuff of American History
and Memory"

Norfolk State University
L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
September 24, 2010



2010 Conference Slideshow

2010 Signature Conference
"Race, Slavery and the Civil War:
The Tough Stuff of American History
and Memory"

Dr. James O. Horton, Conference Chair

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Race, Slavery, and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory
Edited by James O. Horton
Hard cover, 160 pages

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Race, Slavery, and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

The second of seven annual Signature Conferences sponsored by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission took place on September 24, 2010. Noted historians gathered to discuss various aspects of Race, Slavery, and the Civil War: The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory.

The conference was chaired by acclaimed historian Dr. James O. Horton. Topics included:

  • Slavery, Freedom, and the Union Navy
    James McPherson (Princeton University)
  • John Washington: How, When, Where and Why Emancipation Happened
    David Blight (Yale University)
  • The Role of the Underground Railroad as a Cause of the
    Civil War
    Spencer Crew (George Mason University)
  • The Myth of Black Confederates
    Bruce Levine (University of Illinois)
  • The Quest for Black Rights in the Midst of War
    Edna Medford (Howard University)
  • African American Soldiers and the Struggle for Equality
    Ira Berlin (University of Maryland)
  • Addressing the Causes of the Civil War in Public History
    Dwight Pitcaithley (New Mexico State University; Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service)
  • The Image of the Emancipation Proclamation in Art and Memory
    Harold Holzer (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Harriet Jacobs in the Refugee Camps
    Jean Fagan Yellin (Pace University)
  • Waterways to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in
    Hampton Roads
    Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Norfolk State University)

 


Sponsored by a generous grant from Dominion Resources
and other partners

The Dominion Foundation

Verizon Foundation History Channel Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

 

 

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