American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Did the Real War Ever Get in the Books?

New Scholarship & the Civil War

Thursday February 3rd, 2011, 6:00 pm
Martin Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (directions)

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 open up thought-provoking 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 Confederacy. 

Sponsored by ASHP/CML
Co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in History

This program is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities

Civil War Summer InstitutesASHP Public Programs