Black History http://nhpr.org en Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation http://nhpr.org/post/brenda-wineapples-civil-war-book-ecstatic-nation-0 <p>In this new approach to the Civil War, Wineapple provides the reader with a sense of the passions and tragedies of the era, including character studies of the vibrant and flawed personalities behind the scenes.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Brenda Wineapple</strong> – teaches literature at both New York's New School University and Columbia University.&nbsp; Wineapple is also professor of modern literary and historical studies at Union College.&nbsp; Her previous book is White Heat: the Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.</li></ul> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43579 at http://nhpr.org Brenda Wineapple's Civil War Book, Ecstatic Nation From the Archives: Rawn Spearman http://nhpr.org/post/archives-rawn-spearman <p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:09:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 43367 at http://nhpr.org From the Archives: Rawn Spearman 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-committee-passes-bill-emancipate-14-slaves <p>Back in 1779, 20 slaves made the case for their freedom before the New Hampshire General Court.&nbsp; After noting it wasn’t the right time, the body postponed the decision “to a more convenient opportunity.”&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers never took that opportunity, and 14 of the petitioners died as slaves.&nbsp;</p><p>But on Wednesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 23212 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves