Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops

  • 9/26/2012 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Hubbard Hall, Room 208 Thomas F. Shannon Room
  • Event Type: Lecture

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored TroopsDr. John David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and The American Negro (2000), winner of The Mayflower Society Award for Nonfiction; and has edited numerous collections of primary documents related to the Civil War and Reconstruction including Undaunted Radical: The Writings and Speeches of Albion W. Tourge (2010); Black Soldiers in Blue (2002, 2004); A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky (2000); and, most recently, A Just and Lasting Peace: A Documentary History of Reconstruction (2013). Professor Smith's lecture will examine Lincoln's place in the historical memory of emancipation and black enlistment, and how the experience changed not only the war, but America and even Lincoln himself.

Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, Washington, D.C., LC-DIG-ppmsca-19305.