Featured Partner Event: Author Talk: "Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War"

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May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Drawing on abundant archival sources—military records, soldiers’ correspondence and diaries, maps, telegrams, and “countless scraps of paper”—historian Manning offers a vivid, compelling view of the struggles undertaken by escaped slaves during the Civil War.

Join the National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historic Site for an evening with Chandra Manning. Chandra Manning received her PhD at Harvard in 2002 and has taught history at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She was an Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University and currently serves as Special Advisor to the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has written two books about the Civil War, What This Cruel War Was Over and her most recent book, Troubled Refuge.

  • Cost: Free
  • Program begins at 7 PM at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
  • For more information, visit nps.gov/sama or call the Visitor Center at 978-740-1650.