Thursday, 21. February 2019, Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library, North Carolina in History and Memory

from 21. February 2019 - 18:30 till 21:00

Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library

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 As the first event in the Beyond the Myths: The American Civil War in History and Memory series, Dr. Paul Escott, Reynolds Professor of History Emeritus at Wake Forest University, will speak on North Carolina's role in the Confederacy - the history, controversies, and resistance, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Atkins Library Halton Room. He will contrast the history with the myths and discuss the history of the Confederate monuments in North Carolina. 
Dr. Escott is an authority on North Carolina's history during the Confederacy and is the author of numerous books and articles on the topic. Some of his books are: After Secession: Jefferson Davis and the Failure of Confederate Nationalism; Many Excellent People: Power and Privilege in North Carolina, 1850-1900; Slavery Remembered: A Record of Twentieth-Century Slave Narratives; Paying Freedom’s Price: A History of African Americans in the Civil War; The Confederacy: The Slaveholders’ Failed Venture, and Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research. He is also the editor of North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
For more information, go to: Beyond the Myths research guide.
The project is made possible by the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund.

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