In addition to this event, Joan Waugh will be giving a seminar on November 3. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.
Joan Waugh, a specialist in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age, is one of UCLA’s most popular and esteemed historians. Her book, U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, has won several awards. Her several other books include The American War: A History of the Civil War Era (co-authored with Gary W. Gallagher) and The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture. At UCLA, she has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA’s most prestigious recognition. As many local residents are aware, she has played a major role in organizing the Huntington Library’s periodic Civil War conferences. Not least among her many achievements, she is an active and invaluable member of the CLAFI Faculty Steering Committee. Her 2015 lecture on the surrender at Appomattox stands as the best-attended CLAFI lecture yet.