The nation’s first major event commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War will take place at the University of Richmond on April 29, 2009. The program attempts to set an inclusive and innovative tone as we launch a national conversation about the Civil War over the coming years.
The conference features outstanding historians who will participate in four unscripted conversations that view events from the perspective of 1859: Taking Stock of the Nation in 1859, The Future of Virginia and the South, Making Sense of John Brown’s Raid, and Predictions for the Election of 1860.
We hope you will join us in person or via the webcast. To register and for details: http://www.virginiacivilwar.org
Presenters are Jean Baker (Goucher), David Blight (Yale), Christy Coleman (American Civil War Center), Daniel Crofts (College of New Jersey), Charles Dew (Williams), Eric Foner (Columbia), Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia), Walter Johnson (Harvard), Robert Kenzer (University of Richmond), Gregg Kimball (Library of Virginia), Nelson Lankford (Virginia Historical Society), Lauranett Lee (Virginia Historical Society), David Reynolds (City University of New York), Manisha Sinha (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Elizabeth Varon (Temple), Clarence Walker (University of California Davis), and Joan Waugh (UCLA). Edward Ayers, University of Richmond, will act as moderator.
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