May 19, 2022

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Profs Digitize Slave Filings & “Civil War Washington” Relaunches

From The Omaha World-Herald: A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors is archiving the 19th-century petitions that, as a result of legislation enacted 150 years ago Monday, allowed slave owners in Washington, D.C., to receive government compensation for freeing their slaves. The team has transcribed and put 200 petitions on a UNL website exploring the […]