Debating Emancipation on C-SPAN
Over the weekend C-SPAN televised a panel on emancipation that took place over the summer as part of the Civil War Institute. Pete Carmichael was kind enough to invite me to take part on this particular panel, though I have to admit that I felt a bit out of place next to my colleagues. The other panelists included Keith Harris, Anne Marshall, Glenn D. Brasher, and Craig Symonds.
My friends at the SHPG were so excited about my first C-SPAN appearance that one member decided to create a short clip of just me. Apparently, my emphasis on the importance of acknowledging northern racism is news. I couldn’t ask for more loyal support and I thank them for it.
I do hope C-SPAN plans on televising the CWI panel on blogging, which also included Harris and Brooks Simpson. Finally, I do want to pass along news of Louis Masur’s new book, which explores the hundred days between Lincoln’s preliminary and final emancipation proclamation. I am about half-way through and enjoying it.