Monthly Archives: May 2012

David Hunter Goes Rogue

One of the nagging questions confronting Americans in Spring 1862 was the slaves’ fate. Although the end of slavery was then by no means certain, with slaves having fled into Union lines for about a year, national leaders finally were … Continue reading

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Consequences of D.C. Emancipation

By May 1862, the consequences of emancipation in Washington, D.C. were beginning to become clear. One early effect came from turning the District of Columbia into free territory. It created a potential refuge for slaves in Maryland, especially the counties … Continue reading

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A Plea for Multi-Causality in Emancipation, Part 2

This is a follow-up to my post yesterday, which pled for multi-causality in explaining emancipation in the American Civil War. To borrow a phrase from the U.S. Congress, I would like to “revise and extend” my original blog post. This … Continue reading

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