Civil War at the American Historical Association

Some of you may be interested in attending one of the Civil War sessions at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Historical Association which will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 5-8. Sessions are scheduled for the Marriott and Loews Hotels in downtown Philly. Click here for the full program.

15. Old Unreconstructeds: Southern Memory and the Civil War
Loews, Congress Room A (Friday, Jan. 6: 9:30-11:30 a.m. sessions)

Chair: Gregory Urwin, Temple University

Papers: “A Manifest Aversion to the Union Cause: The Lost Cause and the Civil Memory in Kentucky” — Anne Elizabeth Marshall, Franklin College of Indiana

“Landscapes and the Lost Cause: An Analysis of the 1903 and 1937 Crater Reenactments”– Kevin M. Levin, St. Anne’s — Belfield School, Charlottesville, Virginia

“‘Oh, I’m A Good Rebel”: Civil War Reenactment and the Lost Cause”– Christopher Bates, University of California at Los Angeles

Comment: Gregory Urwin

41. Transnational Histories of the American Civil War
Loews, Congress Room B, (Friday, Jan. 6: 9:30-11:30 a.m. sessions)

Chair: Sven Beckert, Harvard University

Papers: “Repealing Unions: American Abolitionists, Irish Nationalists, and the Coming of the Civil War”–W. Caleb McDaniel, Johns Hopkins University

“Distant Shores: America in the Scottish Imagination, 1861-1917”–Susan-Mary Grant, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

“International Reactions to Grant’s World Tour, 1877-79”–David Quigley, Boston College

Comment: Martha Rhodes, New York University

45. Writing and Teaching about Women in the United States Civil War–Roundtable
Marriott, Grand Ballroom, Salon L

Chair: Nancy Bercaw, University of Mississippi

Topics: “Crossing Borders with Rural Women”–Judith Giesberg, Villanova University
“Workplace Turf Wars in the Postwar Midwest”–Wendy H. Venet, Georgia State University
“Bridging Generational Borders”–Matt Gallman, University of Florida
“Exploring the Gendered Borders of Race and Nation”–Alic Fahs, University of California at Irvine
“The Borders of Women’s Reform”–Jean Baker, Goucher College
“Women at the Border”–Elizabeth Varon, Temple University

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