Wars Civil & Great: The American Experience in the Civil War & World War I
Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, MHS
Dr. David Silbey, Cornell University
Dr. Brian Allen Drake, University of Georgia
Dr. Kathleen Logothetis Thompson
This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card to Culture participants (EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare). The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. Those who attend in person will receive a signed copy of the book.
Although the Civil War and World War I were fought only 50 years apart, the perceived time between these two cataclysmic events seems far longer in popular American memory. Wars Civil and Great breaks down these barriers of time and memory and shows how close and how similar these two conflicts really were in the American experience. President Wilson looked to Lincoln during the Great War for guidance on national leadership at wartime; General John J. Pershing remembered the Civil War of his childhood and sought to learn lessons from Grant and McClellan; and the doughboys on European battlefields held firm to the culture of honor and duty that had inspired their forefathers to take up arms. Wars Civil and Great questions what legacy the Civil War left, how the World War I generation interpreted the lessons of the Civil War, and how both wars contributed to the modernization of the United States.
The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. In-person attendees will receive a signed copy of the book.
The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.