Welcome to Civil War Emancipation!

With the sesquicentennial commemoration of the U.S. Civil War well underway, I thought I would join in by starting a blog on emancipation.  While there are plenty of subjects to focus on when studying this conflict, freedom for the slaves is IMHO the most important.  At its heart, slavery caused the Civil War and emancipation was its most important result.  So a blog with this focus is much needed.

So in “Civil War Emancipation” I will do the following: 1) commemorate important milestones in emancipation in the Civil War as their 150th anniversary arrives in the sesquicentennial; 2) discuss noteworthy publications on this subject; 3) comment on current events related to the Civil War and emancipation; 4) plus write on whatever else comes to mind that is appropriate.

Please feel free to make comments and suggestions for the Civil War Emancipation blog.  I would like it as much as possible to be of service to its readership.  And please forgive the mistakes I make because I’m a novice blogger.


Donald Shaffer

About Donald R. Shaffer

Donald R. Shaffer is the author of _After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans_ (Kansas, 2004), which won the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship in 2005. More recently he published (with Elizabeth Regosin), _Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through the U.S. Pension Bureau Files_ (2008). Dr. Shaffer teaches online exclusively (i.e., a virtual professor). He lives in Arizona and can be contacted at donald_shaffer@yahoo.com
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4 Responses to Welcome to Civil War Emancipation!

  1. Neil Hamilton says:

    Mr. Schaffer,

    I wish to you the best of luck with this blog and look forward to visiting here often.

    Neil Hamilton

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