Book of the Week


The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
by David Cecelski

Now available in paperback!

"Cecelski's marvelous story of a North Carolina slave who transcended his bondage with flair provides a meaningful way to commemorate the sesquicentennial Civil War anniversaries."
--Publishers Weekly
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Video: Kate Masur at AHA 2013

The History News Network is on the ground at the American Historical Association annual meeting, underway now in New Orleans. They shared the following video of Kate Masur’s presentation of a paper entitled “Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation” at a panel session called The Emancipation Proclamation at 150: Dynamics, Contexts, and Legacies, held January 3, 2013.

Masur is author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.

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