Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Special Issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era on the Emancipation Proclamation at 150

The latest issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Here's the Table of Contents:

Martha S. Jones, Guest Editor
History and Commemoration: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150

James Oakes
Reluctant to Emancipate? Another Look at the First Confiscation Act

Stephen Sawyer & William J. Novak
Emancipation and the Creation of Modern Liberal States in America and France

Thavolia Glymph
 Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War

Martha S. Jones
Emancipation’s Encounters: The Meaning of Freedom from the Pages of Civil War Sketchbooks

Michael Vorenberg
Spielberg’s Lincoln: The Great Emancipator Returns

The issue follows directly from the October 2012 "Proclaiming Emancipation" exhibit and conference at the University of Michigan Law School. The exhibit was a joint effort by the Program in Race, Law & History, the William L. Clements Library, and The University of Michigan Library. Read on here.