Lecture: Was Reconstruction a Lost Moment? Understanding the Connection between Union War Aims and Postwar Realities

Date: Monday, 15 February 2021

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Nov 21, 2019


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


UCLA Law School, Room TBD
385 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles

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In addition to this event, Gary Gallagher will be giving a seminar on November 23. 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.

Gary Gallagher is another repeat CLAFI lecturer. Many of you will remember his thrilling 2014 talk on the meaning and motivation of the Civil War for the North. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and the Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History. He is one of the very best of the many excellent historians who specialize in the Civil War period. He is the author of many books, including The Union War (2011), The Confederate War (1997), Lee and His Army in Confederate History (1998), and Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War (2008). With UCLA’s Joan Waugh, Gallagher organizes the excellent periodic conferences on the Civil War at the Huntington Museum. Among his many awards and honors, he served as the president of the Civil War Society of Historians from 200-2004.

A video recording of this lecture is available on the CLAFI YouTube page.