We are soliciting proposals to complete a panel on kinship and emancipation during the Civil War and Reconstruction for the 2021 AHA conference. Currently, the panel is comprised of two Ph.D. candidates in history at the University of Maryland and a visiting professor of history at Baruch College. The topics of the papers include black Tennessean's social networks during emancipation, black motherhood during the Civil War, and black widows in postwar Virginia.
Proposals from professors and graduate students are welcome. If you are interested, please send an abstract (up to 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7, 2020.
-Jessica WIcks-Allen, Ph.D. candidate, University of Maryland, Department of History