Langston Lincoln Lecture: James Oakes,
The Emancipation Proclamation:
Myths and Realities, Thursday, October 24, 2013
7 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Cosponsored by the History and Political Science Department, Schmidt Library, and the York County Heritage Trust. A Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, James Oakes has been teaching and writing about slavery, antislavery, and the origins of the Civil War for nearly 30 years. Author of The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (2007) and Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 (2012), he is winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize, awarded annually by the Gilder Lehrman Foundation.