U.S. History

"Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865"

James Oakes

About the Program

James Oakes, history professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, examines the efforts to end slavery during the Civil War, ranging from the militaristic to the legislative.   The author speaks on a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Annette Gordon-Reed and James McPherson, Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, and Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University.  The panel is hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

James Oakes

James Oakes is the author of several books, including The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics, the recipient of the Lincoln Prize.  He is a history professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.


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"Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865"

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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, February 19th at 5:30am (ET)
  • Monday, February 18th at 5:30pm (ET)
  • Sunday, February 10th at 9:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 9th at 11pm (ET)
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