DID THE REAL WAR EVER GET IN THE BOOKS?
New Scholarship and the Civil War
Thursday February 3rd, 6:00 pm
Martin Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), New York City
* Gregory Downs, City College of New York, CUNY
* Bruce Levine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania
* James Oakes, The Graduate Center, CUNY
From battlefield sagas to biographies to historical monographs, no subject
in U.S. history has been more exhaustively written about than the Civil War.
Yet historians continue to offer new approaches and sources of evidence for
the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the era. This
panel of historians will discuss recent scholarship that addresses such
issues as how ideas about gender influenced politics and society; the
sustained and decisive actions of African Americans (both enslaved and free)
to secure emancipation; and the currents of dissent that roiled the
This is the first program in "Still Hazy After All These Years," a series of
free public panels marking the sesquicentennial of the start of the U.S.
Civil War, sponsored by the American Social History Project/Center for Media
and Learning and the Ph.D. Program in History at The Graduate Center, City
University of New York.
This program is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the
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