Guest Speaker Dr. Barbara Krauthamer

11/14/13: Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, Professor of History at UMASS "Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation and Citizenship in the Native American South"

Beyond the Battlefield

By Eric Goldscheider

AP photo by Matt Rourke

[Civil War] During most of the 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, says Ronald Bailey ’75, the history presented at the Civil War landmark has been primarily about glorifying soldiers—on both sides—and reconciling divisions between white Americans.

Questions about slavery and emancipation rarely intrude.

The Untold Story of Newport House

A dorm named for descendants of a slave who sued for his freedom

By Robert H. Romer ’52

Glass Houses

For many in the Bay State, slavery was not a moral issue—it was an accounting problem. Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts, by Professor Emeritus of Physics Robert Romer ’52 (Levellers Press)

Reviewed by Robert E. Weir

David Blight’s Race and Reunion Offers Critical Appraisal of America After the Civil War

January 25, 2001Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—David W. Blight, the Class of 1959 Professor of History and Black Studies at Amherst College, has just published Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory ($29.95, 512 pp., Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2001), a study of how Americans—black and white, from North and South, soldiers and politicians, writers and editors—made sense of America’s most wrenching war.

Yale University's David W. Blight To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 20

September 21, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Anti-Slavery Talk Given at Amherst College to be Preserved by Library of Congress