2016 Symposium- The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion
Co-sponsors and Partners: John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia and The Library of Virginia
Location: The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. 23219
Time: 9:30 AM
Admission: Member/Donor- $40, Others- $60 (boxed lunch provided if registration submitted by 2/16/16)
The American Civil War Museum’s 2016 symposium will explore “The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion” and feature lectures about violence and the contest over the scope of African-American freedom, a comparative look at the U.S. Army’s treatment of Southern civilians and Native Americans, and the relationships between the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The symposium will consider questions of continuity between the Civil War and postwar violence and the role of violence in shaping postwar America.
The speakers are Dr. Edward L. Ayers, past president of the University of Richmond and author of The Promise of the New South; Dr. Douglas Egerton of Lemoyne College, Syracuse, New York, author of The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era; Dr. Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia and author of The Union War and The Confederate War; Dr. Mark Grimsley of Ohio State University and author of The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865; and Dr. Caroline E. Janney of Purdue University and author of Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation.