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Remembering Emancipation

Hello folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! In today’s society, Abraham Lincoln is often remembered as not only one of our most popular presidents, but as the president who freed the slaves. The popular conception is that Abraham Lincoln, using the Emancipation Proclamation, freed the slaves and ended slavery during the Civil War. […]

Black Confederates: What They Signify (Part 2)

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Connections blog! This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series on “Black Confederates,” or more accurately, on the misconception about them. In my blog post of this past Tuesday, I explored the possibility of black soldiers fighting with the Confederates, and if you haven’t read it, please […]

Contraband of War

Hello readers!  This is a very exciting blog post for me because it is my first since the conclusion of final exams for the spring semester!  Now that I’m home from the good ole’ University of Virginia, I have even more time to spend sifting through databases and congressional catalogues to find fascinating photographs and […]