Civil War: Places, Politics, and Armies

Fri. March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Sponsored by: UVA Nau Center for Civil War History


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Historians J. Matthew Gallman (coeditor of Civil War Places), Stephen E. Maizlish (A Strife of Tongues), and Elizabeth R. Varon (Armies of Deliverance) discuss their newest work, explorations of the American Civil War, slavery, and pre-war politics. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Imagine a group called Civil War Supremes and an album of their greatest hits. That’s the treat in store for readers of this book [Civil War Places]. The very best voices, telling their best stories about places that stir them, and us, to reflect on the war and its memory.” —Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic

“This original and illuminating study of the Compromise of 1850 is the first to take seriously the contemporary claim that “words had become things.”… Clearly and engagingly written, A Strife of Tongues makes an important contribution to the history of sectionalism and the irrepressible conflict.” —Amy Greenberg, author of A Wicked War

“Drawing on her mastery of the Civil War era, Elizabeth Varon delivers a sweeping and bold synthesis that seamlessly blends the military, political, cultural, racial, and religious currents of the tragic conflict.” —Joan Waugh, co-author of The American War: A History of the Civil War Era