You are invited to attend a lecture by Robert Cook (University of Sussex) entitled “Pageant Without Parallel: The Funeral of Jefferson Davis and the Problem of Sectional Reconciliation after the Civil War.”
The talk will take place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6 pm in the Overby Center Auditorium (555 Grove Loop). The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Cook is Professor of American History at the University of Sussex. Cook is primarily a scholar of the Civil War Era, but his work analyzes the relationships between race, politics, and society in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
He has published on topics ranging from the evolution of the Republican Party in Iowa from 1838-78 and the Secession Winter of 1860-61 to the American Civil War Centennial and the African-American Struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century.
His most recent book, Civil War Senator, provides a biography of influential Republican Senator William Pitt Fessenden. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of American Civil War memory that spans the time period from Appomattox to the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
For more information visit: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/Cook.shtml or contact email@example.com.
This article was originally published in
The Local Voice #216 PDF – November 6, 2014
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