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JCWE Historian Talks - Dr. Scott Hancock
Civil War History: A Call to Action

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Scott Hancock about showing up on Sat., Sept. 26, to demonstrate good Civil War history in public.

Scott Hancock is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. His scholarly work has examined African American’s engagement with the law and use of memory from the mid-seventeenth century into the Civil War era, and seeks to incorporate other disciplinary perspectives such as Law & Society and geography. He is particularly interested in how Black interaction with the law, from using lower courts to resolve disputes, to escaping via the underground railroad, shaped constitutional law, legal ideologies, Black identity and U.S. society in general. Some of his work has appeared in the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, Slavery, Resistance, Freedom, and in the journal Civil War History.

Civil War History: A Call to Action
This spring and summer have seen renewed protests against monuments and memorials to the Confederacy and its leaders. We believe historians can play an important role in the ongoing, broad-based conversation about the history and memory of the Civil War Era.

We are calling on historians to engage in a nationwide, group demonstration of good history at national parks, state parks, and other public sites from 12 to 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 26. For more information on how you can get involved, see our Call to Action on Muster: https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/2020/08/civil-war-history-a-call-to-action/

Sep 9, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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