Civil War Contraband Camps (OAH in Houston, Texas)

A panel discussion was held on emancipation, citizenship for blacks, and contraband camps during the Civil War. After their papers were presented and Professor Blight had made comments, the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Heather Williams moderated.

Chandra Manning presented “Clashing Claims: Contraband Camps, Black and White Southern Civilians, and Changing Notions of Citizenship"; Charissa Threat read a paper, "Surviving Emancipation: African Americans and the Cost of Civil War,” by Leslie Schwalm of the University of Iowa; Amy Murrell Taylor presented “The First "Contrabands” and the Military Necessity of Wartime Emancipation."

“Emancipation and War: Life Inside the Civil War’s Contraband Camps” was a panel of the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held at the Hilton-Americas Houston.