Category Archives: Symposia and Conferences

Eric Foner Interview on Lincoln and American Slavery and Politics

Hat tip to Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory “We know where he ends up, we know he ends up emancipating slaves, but Lincoln doesn’t know that… Lincoln’s capacity for growth is the essence of his greatness… He didn’t mind … Continue reading

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Civil War Lives Conference

Keith Harris at “Cosmic America” attended and has posted a description of the Civil War Conference, “Civil War Lives” at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Ca. The atmosphere and the speakers sound strikingly similar to the Civil War Sesquicentennial … Continue reading

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David Blight Talk on Lincoln and the American South

David Blight: Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincoln: Lincoln and the American South from The Gilder Lehrman Institute on Vimeo.

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Upcoming Civil War Related Talks

Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee Mass. Civil War Speaker Series: Steve Jendrysik     July 26, 2011, 6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM Contact: Reference Desk   413-594-1800 x108   anne.gancarz@gmail.com Chicopee’s City Historian speaks about Chicopee’s involvement in the Civil War, as well as … Continue reading

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Teaching the Civil War – Civil War Trust

Regional Teacher Institute: Boston, Massachusetts October 8-9, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts Though not in Western Mass, this will be of interest to teachers in our area: “After ten years of hosting an Annual Teacher Institute, the Trust has decided to expand … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial Symposium: Civil War Causes and Consequences

Five College Learning in Retirement (5CLIR) and Five Colleges, Incorporated http://www.5clir.org/v2010/documents/Flyer%20announcing%20program.pdf Sesquicentennial Symposium: Civil War Causes and Consequences (To explore issues of the era with modern resonance—e.g., race, states’ rights, and cultural changes) Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, … Continue reading

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