Reconciling & Reuniting the Nation: How Americans Have Remembered the Civil War

Caroline Janney

Professor of History, Purdue University

Wednesday, September 30 @ 7.30 pm, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center

Caroline Janney

Caroline Janney

The process of reuniting and reconciling the nation after the Civil War was a tenuous one. How did the Civil War generation understand the war? What were veterans thinking in those famous photographs of men shaking hands across the rock wall at Gettysburg? What had the war meant to women, and to United States Colored Troops? How did its meanings change in the 20th century? The President of the Society of Civil War Historians explores historical memory.

  • Free public event
  • Reception to follow

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