“From Emancipation to Reelection: The Civil War Beyond the Battlefield” will be the talk by Codie Eash.
At the end of 1861, Abraham Lincoln feared the Civil War would “degenerate into a violent and remorseless revolutionary struggle.” Two years (and hundreds of thousands of lives) later, the president embraced that revolution, praising the United States for its “new reckoning” of racial and democratic progress amid the republic’s “new birth of freedom.” Join Codie Eash as he explores the critical middle period of the conflict, by investigating the Civil War’s moral debates and ethical dilemmas at the intersection of politics and abolitionism, from the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the summer of 1862 through Lincoln’s reelection in the fall of 1864.
Codie Eash serves as Director of Education and Museum Operations at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center in Gettysburg, and is a 2014 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a bachelor degree in communication/journalism and held a minor in history. In addition to museum tours and interpretation, he lectures for National Park Service sites, historical societies, Civil War roundtables, educational groups, and other organizations. He has published articles and essays in local newspapers, regional magazines, and national history journals. Codie is a founding contributor to the collaborative project Pennsylvania in the Civil War; writes book reviews for Civil War Monitor; and maintains the Facebook blog “Codie Eash – Writer and Historian,” which primarily focuses on the Civil War era.
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