Susan Schulten, associate professor of history at the University of Denver, was interviewed last week about the sesquicentennial on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters , and described for listeners the political context of territorial status, the role of disunion, and the legacy of the Civil War in today's Colorado.
Professor Schulten is also a regular contributor to the New York Times blog entitled Disunion , an ambitious project to blog the Civil War from Lincoln's election to peace in 1865, writing most frequently about maps. But her most recent post , offered last week, concerned Colorado and the West in the Civil War, and the entwined nature of slavery, expansion, and sectional crisis.
And for those of you who might want a good book on Colorado's territorial era, look no further than Eugene H. Berwanger's The Rise of the Centennial State: Colorado Territory, 1861-76 . Circulating copies are available at several branches, and reference copies are available for use in the Western History/Genealogy Department.
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