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.
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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