African Americans & the U.S. Government During and After the Civil War

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Speaker: Chandra Manning, Professor of History, Georgetown University

How did the relationship between former slaves and the United States government change during and after the Civil War? Georgetown University Professor of History Chandra Manning shares her research on this complex and evolving relationship, and how it affected race relations thereafter. Manning is the author of What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War (Knopf, 2007), which won the won the Avery Craven Prize awarded by the Organization of American Historians; earned Honorable Mention for the Lincoln Prize, the Jefferson Davis Prize, and the Virginia Literary Awards for Non-fiction; and was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize. Her current projects examine Civil War contraband camps, war refugees, and the And a third project looks at the United States Centennial in 1876.