Readings in the History of the us in the Civil War: The Emancipation Moment

Week 7.  November 7.  Wartime Reconstruction

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Week 7.  November 7.  Wartime Reconstruction 


Peyton McCrary, Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction: The Louisiana Experiment (Princeton University Press, 1979).


William C. Harris, With Charity for All:  Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union (University Press of Kentucky, 1997).


Week 8.  November 14.  **No Class** 


If possible, please attend at least one session of the conference on “The War for the American South, 1865-1968,” at the Mershon Center on November 10-11.  Details and registration information may be found on the conference web site:


Week 9.  November 21.  The Legal, Political and Constitutional Challenge of Emancipation


Silvana R. Siddali, From Property to Person:  Slavery and the Confiscation Acts, 1861-1862 (Louisiana State University Press, 2005).


Michael Vorenberg, Final Freedom:  The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (Cambridge University Press, 2001).


Week 10.  November 28.  The Emancipation Moment in Public Memory


David W. Blight, Race and Reunion:  The Civil War in American Memory (Harvard University Press, 2001).


Kirk Savage, Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves:  Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America (Princeton University Press, 1997).


**Historiographical Essays Due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 6.**

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