Erik Mathisen on free labour, emancipation and the global history of Reconstruction

Dr Erik Mathisen, Lecturer in US History, has recently had a piece published online in the Journal of the Civil War Era’s Muster blog.

In the post, Erik discusses some of his recent research on the history of free labour, emancipation, and the potential offered by new global perspectives on the Reconstruction-era US South. Click here to read Erik’s blog.

Erik teaches American history, offering modules such as the third-year special subject ‘Age of Emancipation: Slavery and Labour in the Atlantic World, 1790-1890’. You can also follow him on Twitter: @DrEMathisen.