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Research Project

Practices of Emancipation II

2020 – 2022

District of Columbia, Company E, 4th US Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Key Question

Project Summary

The second phase of a project studying links between Union Army enlistment and the emancipation of slaves is focused on linking African American soldiers to a database of freed people in Civil War refugee camps.

Research Team

John Clegg

John Clegg

Collegiate Assistant Professor, History

University of Chicago

John Clegg is Collegiate Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He received his PhD in Sociology in 2018 from New York University. His research interests include the political economy of slavery, antebellum capitalism, and mass incarceration and job loss.

Alisea Williams McLeod

Alisea Mcleod

Alisea Williams McLeod

Program Manager Curricular Innovation

Institute on the Formation of Knowledge

Alisea Williams McLeod is former Chair of Humanities at Rust College (Mississippi, USA). Her most recent scholarship has been on African American Emancipation. As a 2020-2021 Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium, she has worked with a team of digital humanists to compile names of black soldiers and...

Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor

Associate Professor, English Language and Literature

University of Chicago

Christopher Taylor's research and teaching focus on the hemispheric Americas in the nineteenth century. While the British West Indies is his primary area of focus, he is interested in how these islands were linked to worlds beyond the boundaries of the British Empire. Working at the edges of...

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