Author Interview--Crystal L. Webster (Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Crystal L. Webster to talk about her new book, Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood; African American Children in the Antebellum North, published by the University of North Carolina Press in June 2021.

Author Interview--Allen J. Ottens (General John A. Rawlins) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Allen J. Ottens to talk about his new book, General John A. Rawlins: No Ordinary Man, published by Indiana University Press in August 2021. 

Allen J. Ottens is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University. He was president of the Manuscript Society and has been a lifelong reader of the history of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.

Ethiopia: call by African intellectuals

Dear Colleagues,

Please see this call, from over 50 of Africa's most well-known intellectuals, for a non-military solution for the Ethiopian civil war. Signatories include Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Achilles Mbembe, Francois Verges, Ato Seyki-Otu amongst others. The letter came out on Friday but has already received  much coverage by the African media. See the following links for the letter in English, French and Amharic:

English Version

The Civil War Battle at Averasboro, as Experienced by the Men of the 150th NY

The Dutchess County (New York) Historical Society (DCHS) Virtual Event Space will hold a Zoom live presentation on the Civil War Battle of Averasboro, North Carolina, on Wednesday, August 18th, at 7:00 p.m. (EST).  DCHS Board member and Dutchess Community College Professor Michael Boden will share insights and images from his studies and battlefield visitation.



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