Civil War: Southern Women, Black Regiments, and Night Visions

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Fri. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Hosted by: John L. Nau III Center for the Study of the American Civil War, UVA

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Catherine Clinton (Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War), Douglas Egerton (Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America), and Jonathan W. White (Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War) will all present and discuss their new works on the Civil War.

Why should you attend?

“Spies, smugglers, nurses, plantation mistresses, liberators of slaves, traders, writers, freedom fighters, wives, and mothers—Catherine Clinton considers the many roles of diverse groups of southern women from the Civil War to the late nineteenth century in these lively and provocative essays.” —Jacqueline Jones, author of Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present

“[Thunder at the Gates is] a fantastic performance throughout- This is a landmark study of the true crucible of the American Civil War.”  —Christian Science Monitor

“Highly original, exhaustively researched, and compellingly written, Midnight in America makes a fresh and vital contribution to the essential Civil War literature. This is literally a dream of a book. And Jonathan W. White is one of the very best young historians in the field.” —Harold Holzer, winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

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