Join us on Monday, February 25, 2019, for a lecture delivered by Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University. Professor Silber will talk about her latest book, This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America (UNC Press, 2018).
From the publisher's page: "The New Deal era witnessed a surprising surge in popular engagement with the history and memory of the Civil War era. From the omnipresent book and film Gone with the Wind and the scores of popular theater productions to Aaron Copeland's "A Lincoln Portrait," it was hard to miss America's fascination with the war in the 1930s and 1940s. Nina Silber deftly examines the often conflicting and politically contentious ways in which Americans remembered the Civil War era during the years of the Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. In doing so, she reveals how the debates and events of that earlier period resonated so profoundly with New Deal rhetoric about state power, emerging civil rights activism, labor organizing and trade unionism, and popular culture in wartime."
This event will be held at the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. It is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore.
Copies of Professor Silber's book will be available for purchase and there will be a chance to meet the author and have your book signed after our event.