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Re: Were African Americans drafted under the 1863 Militia Act?

I did a close study of an area in western Kentucky on the Ohio River and the slave population there was not entered into the Union draft until early 1864. I suspect that was the same scenario for the rest of the Bluegrass State. Local whites were irate that their names were literally mixed in the same box with their slave's names.
Mike Crane, UAFS

1850s readings for UG course

I teach an upper-level undergraduate course that covers 1848-1877 and I would like to ask for suggestions for books on the 1850s that you have assigned to undergraduates that confront sectional controversies in some way, and is less than 250 pages. I have a predilection for legal issues, but I am wide open as to topic. If you have had good experience in class with such a book, please post. Thanks.

You can also contact me directly at przybyszewski.1@nd.edu

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.