History faculty to discuss aftermath of American Civil War
Faculty from the Department of History will explore the nation that emerged from the American Civil War during an upcoming panel discussion sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. “The Civil War and the Making of Modern America” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
The Civil War remains the deadliest war in the American experience. The war that began as an effort to preserve the Union evolved in the years of fighting – and in historic memory since Confederate forces surrendered 150 years ago this spring – as a crusade to end slavery in the South. The Civil War changed the United States in profound ways.
- Dr. William Leeman, assistant professor, who will discuss the impact of Lincoln’s presidency.
- Dr. Timothy Neary, associate professor, who will discuss race in America after the Civil War.
- Dr. John Quinn, professor and department chairman, who will discuss the Irish and their role in American society.
- Dr. Maureen Montgomery, McGinty Distinguished Chair, who will discuss the emergence of industrial capitalism and its ties to Newport.
For more information, or to RSVP, visit the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page.