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University of Iowa
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U.S. slavery, emancipation, Civil War, U.S. women, 19th century African American history, race and medicine
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Recent Publications

A Hard Fight For We: Women’s Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina (University of Illinois Press, 1997).

Emancipation’s Diaspora: The Politics of Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

“’A Body of ‘Truly Scientific Work’: The U.S. Sanitary Commission and the Elaboration of Race,” Journal of the Civil War Era (forthcoming, December 2018).

“U.S. Slavery, Civil War, and the Emancipation of Enslaved Mothers,” Slavery & Abolition Vol 38, No. 2 (2017), 392-407.

“Surviving Wartime Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War,” Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Vol. 39, issue 1 (Spring 2011), 21-27

“Agonizing Groans of Mothers” and “Slave-Scarred Veterans”: The Commemoration of Slavery and  Emancipation,” American Nineteenth Century History, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2008)

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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Emancipation, Gender, Human Rights, Medicine, Race, Sexuality, Slavery, Women