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Last Name
Oberlin College & Conservatory
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United States Colored Troops, Prisoners of War, Civil War, Law, Laws of War, Race, Slavery
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About Me

Caroline Wood Newhall examines the experiences of Black Union soldiers who were captured and enslaved in the Confederacy. Using United States Colored Troops’ regimental service records, black veterans’ pension files, and correspondence in the Official Records of the war, her work emphasizes the intersections of race, labor, gender, and capital in wartime. She plans to expand her research into a genealogical project as she identifies formerly enslaved soldiers’ family and community networks through the USCT pensions.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Capitalism, Diplomacy, Economic History, Emancipation, Family, Gender, Government, Human Rights, Labor, Law, Medicine, Military, Politics, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women