In addition to this lecture, Mark Summers will lead a seminar on the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
CLAFI’s public events for 2016 will begin Thursday, February 4, with a lecture entitled “Dead Man Walking: The Not-So-Strange Stillbirth of Radical Reconstruction, 1868,” by Mark Wahlgren Summers, the Thomas D. Clark Professor of History at the University of Kentucky.
Professor Summers is the author of many books on Nineteenth Century American history, including two recent ones on Reconstruction, The Ordeal of the Reunion (2014) and A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction (2009). He has a reputation for being an outstanding lecturer.
The lecture is free and open to all. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be available.