“When the Legend Becomes Fact, Print the Legend”: U.S. Grant and the Surrender at Appomattox

Date: Monday, 15 February 2021

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Apr 09, 2015


7:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447
385 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447

Event Description

UCLA Professor of History Joan Waugh will give a lecture on Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox on the 150 anniversary of the surrender.

This lecture is free and open to the public, no registration is required. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

The following Saturday April 11th, Professor Waugh will participate in a seminar from 10:30-12:30 in Room 2442 of the UCLA Law School Building.

Space for the seminar is limited, so participants will be required to RSVP ahead of time. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at lowenstein@law.ucla.edu. A free pizza lunch will follow the seminar.

Professor Joan Waugh of the UCLA History Department researches and writes about nineteenth-century America, specializing in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Gilded Age eras. Waugh has published numerous essays and books on Civil War topics, both single authored and edited, including her prize-winning U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

The recipient of Huntington Library, NEH and Gilder-Lehrman fellowships, she has been interviewed for many documentaries, including the PBS series, “American Experience” on Ulysses S. Grant and the History Channel’s production of “Lee and Grant.” Waugh has also published a number of op-eds on current controversies regarding Civil War issues for media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Salon.com. Dr. Waugh has been honored with four teaching prizes, including UCLA’s most prestigious teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award.

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