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Abraham Lincoln’s Troubled First Year: Juggling War and Politics, March 1861-March 1862

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Gary Gallagher
March 15, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Gary Gallagher
Gary Gallagher

This event will take place in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library on Central Grounds and is open to the public.


Gary Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. He has published widely in the field of Civil War-era history, most recently Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty; The Union War; and Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War. In 2010-2012, he held the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia.

This discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth R. Varon, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at UVA.

This event is part of…

Historical Presidency: The 2017 Historical Presidency series will examine the transition from the campaign trail to the Oval Office and executive leadership during a president’s crucial first year. Learn more in the Historical Presidency brochure (PDF).

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