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Gary W. Gallagher, Brian Balogh
January 17, 2017
4:00PM - 5:15PM (EST)

Gary W. Gallagher
Gary W. Gallagher

Brian Balogh
Brian Balogh

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, February 5, 2017 /Nationally, February 8, 2017

Gary W. Gallagher, faculty associate at the Miller Center, is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. Gallagher is one of the leading historians of the Civil War. His books include Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National LoyaltyThe Union War; Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War; and Lee and His Army in Confederate History. He has received many awards for his research and writing, including the Tom Watson Brown Book Prize for the best book in Civil War studies, the Lincoln Prize, and the Laney Prize for the best book on the Civil War.

Brian Balogh is the Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor at the Miller Center and Professor of History at the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He is founder and current chair of theNaional Fellowship Program which has funded 150 dissertation completion fellowships for scholars studying American politics and public policy from an historical perspective. Balogh focuses his interest on 20th Century U.S. Politics, American Political Development, Environmental History, the history of Science and Technology and the history of Media and Politics. He shares his enthusiasm for American history as co-host ofBackstory with the American History Guys, a nationally syndicated radio show that appears on Public Broadcasting Stations across the country and via podcast on ITunes and SoundCloud.

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