Firearms and White Manhood in the Civil War-Era South; and Formerly Enslaved Women in Union-occupied North Carolina
TRACY L. BARNETT
Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship
Talk: The Rifles of the Riled: Firearms and White Manhood in the Civil War-Era South
Tracy Barnett is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia and a Digital Humanities Research Fellow for UGA’s eHistory. Her dissertation, “Armed, Drunk, and Dangerous: White Paramilitary Violence in the Civil War-Era South,” is a study of white paramilitary organizations, firearms, and alcohol from the 1840s to the 1870s.
Wilson Library Dissertation Research Fellowship
Talk: The Currency of Freedom: Formerly Enslaved Women in Union-occupied North Carolina
Abena Boakyewa-Ansah is a fourth-year graduate student studying 19th-century America. "The Currency of Freedom" utilizes the historical moment of the Civil War to analyze the intersection of race, gender, and the project of freedom for African American women in Union-occupied spaces.
This informal program is part of the summer and fall Wilson Library Research Forum. Each program is an opportunity to hear from one or more fellows about research work that draws on the collections and expertise of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Please visit Wilson Library’s grants and fellowships page to learn more.