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Why Gender Matters for the Civil War

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture

Nina Silber, Boston University



Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center
Tulane University (Uptown Campus)


Reception to Follow

About the Speaker

Professor of History at Boston University, Nina Silber specializes in the history of the United States between the mid-19th century and the mid-20th century, including the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Her scholarship, which focuses mainly on cultural and women’s history, includes two monographs, The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 (1993) and Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War (2005), several edited volumes on gender and the Civil War, and a book of published lectures entitled, Gender and the Sectional Conflict (2009). She has served as a Senior Lecturer for the Fulbright Program at Charles University in Prague and as a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Her current research looks at the Civil War as it was depicted, invoked, and remembered between 1929 and 1941.

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