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Session of the Week: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150: Dynamics, Contexts, and Legacies

In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions here on the blog each week.

September 22, 2012 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. For the annual meeting, a group of prominent historians have come together to discuss the legacy of the act, including: local dynamics, a transnational view of abolition in the world, and transitions to freedom in the Americas.

The Emancipation Proclamation at 150: Dynamics, Contexts, and Legacies
(AHA Session 30)
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2012, 3:30p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Slavery in America – Online Resources

Digital Library on American SlaveryThe University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) recently announced the launch of its new online Digital Library on American Slavery, “a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.” Visitors of the site can search by name, by subject (including topics like “slaves and slave management,” “attaining freedom,” and “free people of color”), and by petition, which draws from southern county court and legislative petitions spanning the years of 1775 through 1867.