Civil War Era Studies
In the post today, I want to add to that debate by discussing Brown University’s Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. John recently turned me on to this, and while I still haven’t read the whole report (available in pdf), I’m really impressed by what I’ve read so far. For those of you who are not familiar with the report, I highly recommend it - it is very insightful. The Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice report documents Brown University’s public struggle with its historic foundations which, are tied inextricably to the economics of slavery and the slave trade. The committee’s report seeks to reconcile with Brown’s historic past and find where the present lives in the past. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Slavery and Justice: What Brown University has Taught Me about Public History" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 198.