The next HISTORYtalk will be with Matthew Pinsker on December 15 at 7 p.m. EST via Zoom. His talk will be: Slave Stampedes and Wartime Emancipation. Following the talk will be a Q&A period led by Eric Wittenberg.

Talk Synopsis

Historian Matthew Pinsker will share insights from the House Divided Project’s current joint research initiative with the National Park Service on “slave stampedes” or mass escapes from slavery.  Pinsker will detail some of the now-forgotten stories behind wartime stampedes at places like Hampton, Virginia or Loutre Island, Missouri and their impact on Lincoln’s emancipation policy.


Matthew Pinsker holds the Pohanka Chair for Civil War History and serves as the Director of the House Divided Project at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.  He is the author of two books and numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln and other topics in the Civil War era.

Cost is $5/person, and you will receive a login link upon registering. 

Sign up for the next HISTORYtalk here.