Dear H-CivWar Subscribers,
Today we feature the first part of an author interview with Dr. Alice Baumgartner, the author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War (Basic Books). The conversation goes in-depth on Dr. Baumgartner’s research methodologies, key arguments of the book, and why it is an important Civil War era study.
Dr. Alice Baumgartner is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California.
Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of African American History at Augusta University. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Families' Civil War."
What archives did you use for this project and challenges did you experienced conducting this project?
Why is this book an important contribution to Civil War era scholarship?