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Jasmin Brand

Research Student, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

MPhil (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

The Emancipation Proclamation in the United Kingdom

Research Summary

My research is looking at the wider, international, impact of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, with particular focus on the United Kingdom. My interest in this subject is long standing, having grown up in Illinois 'the Land of Lincoln' and spending a lot of time visiting various historical sites around the United States, mostly in the Southern States. I also spent much of my time growing up in the south of England and thus have developed several views towards American history. I aim to explore further in my thesis by taking a view that is usually not more than a fleeting reference in the existing historiography.

Within the scope of this project I will be looking at major political figures responses and general social response and how that interacts within well documented media sources. The intent with this approach is to prove a wider, often overlooked, impact on global issues and the approach to them.

Research Interests

Nineteenth century U.S. history

Nineteenth century international history

U.S. slavery and emancipation

International political history

Nineteenth century visual culture

Research Supervisors

Doctor Robin Vandome

Doctor Anthony Hutchison

School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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