Monday, April 19, 2010

McCurry on War, Slavery and Emancipation

New from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a podcast of Stephanie McCurry, Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, on “The Impact of War on Slavery and Emancipation,” originally delivered July 8, 2009. According to the website, Professor McCurry ”discusses the impact that war and conscription have on the emancipation of slaves throughout the Western Hemisphere. Often, slaves have been able to exploit the conditions of war -- such as a lack of manpower -- to their advantage.”