American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

The Great Divide?

Civil War Myths & Misinformation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:00 pm
Martin Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (directions)

This is the second public program of Still Hazy After All These Years, a series marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War sponsored by ASHP/CML in collaboration with the Ph.D. Program in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. In this program, a panel of noted scholars, educators and public historians confronts the gap—indeed, the seemingly widening fissure—between scholarship and popular understanding of the Civil War in the classroom, on screen, in fiction, and at historical sites. Panelists will consider which myths about the Civil War have persisted in the 21st century and why, and how history education can narrow the distance between popular perception and scholarly interpretation.

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

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