Wed, Dec 15 | Online Event

HISTORYtalks: Slave Stampedes and Wartime Emancipation by Matthew Pinsker

HISTORYtalks: Slave Stampedes and Wartime Emancipation by Matthew Pinsker

Time & Location

Dec 15, 7:00 PM EST
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About the Event

Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Slave Stampedes and Wartime Emancipation by Matthew Pinsker. Cost is $5 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.

Synopsis

Historian Matthew Pinsker will share insights from the House Divided Project's current joint research initiative with the National Park Service on "slave stampedes" or mass escapes from slavery.  Pinsker will detail some of the now-forgotten stories behind wartime stampedes at places like Hampton, Virginia or Loutre Island, Missouri and their impact on Lincoln's emancipation policy.

Biography

Matthew Pinsker holds the Pohanka Chair for Civil War History and serves as the Director of the House Divided Project at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  He is the author of two books and numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln and other topics in the Civil War era.

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