Calendar: The Civil War in New York–From Print to Pixels
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 6–8PM
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theater
New York during the Civil War was the hub of the northern war effort and also a city at war with itself. Defined and divided by wealth and poverty, privilege and sacrifice, patriotism and dissent, and abolitionism and racism, it was a social and political powderkeg that finally exploded in the draft riots of July
1863. Novelist Kevin Baker, historian Jeanie Attie, and media producer Andrea Ades Vasquez will discuss and demonstrate the ways the story of New York during the Civil War years has been told and interpreted in recent fiction, scholarship, and new media.
Kevin Baker, author, Paradise Alley; Jeanie Attie, Associate Professor of History, Long Island University; author, Patriotic Toil: Northern Women and the American Civil War; Andrea Ades Vásquez, Project Director, The Lost Museum, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning; Joshua Brown (Moderator), Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning.
Cosponsored by The Center for Media and Learning and The Gotham Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY.