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Civil War Lives
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, The Huntington brought together major historians in a conference offering new perspectives on a number of Civil War figures, ranging from Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee to writer Louisa May Alcott and antislavery activist Charlotte Forten. Among notable speakers were James McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Battle Cry of Freedom (1988) and Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (2008); Gary W. Gallagher, author of The Union War (2011); Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American...
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David Blight discusses the place of Bruce Catton’s novels writing during the Civil Rights Era, 100 years after the end of the Civil War. His talk was part of the Huntington Conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Blight is the author of “American Oracle: The...
Published 10/23/11
Caroline E. Janney’s full title for her talk is “‘One of the Best Loved, North and South’: George E. Pickett’s Widow and Civil War Reconciliation.” She spoke at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Janney is associate professor of history at Purdue...
Published 10/23/11
Stephen Cushman spoke about Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his numerous accounts about Appomattox at the conference “Civil War Lives,” held at the Huntington Library in October 2011. Cushman is Robert C. Taylor Professor of American Literature and Poetry at the University of Virginia.
Published 10/22/11
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