Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Compensated Emancipation at the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865

| May 14, 2013

Though long a domain of Civil War specialists, the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of February 3, 1865 largely avoided popular attention until it was recently thrust into the cinematic spotlight as a climactic turning point in Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln. This event, held aboard a steamship off of Fort Monroe, Virginia brought together Abraham Lincoln […]