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Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

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From: Prof. Katherine Pence, Chair, Department of History


The Robert A. Friedman Symposium of the Baruch History Department presents:

 

The American Civil War in an Atlantic Perspective

Dr. Andrew Zimmerman

Professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University

 

Thursday, May 4, 12:45-2:10pm, 135 E. 22nd St., Room 301

 

Andrew Zimmerman highlights the decisive role played by international black and white revolutionaries in the American Civil War. Departing from common accounts centered on national elites, he shows how transnational plebeian political cultures, particularly African American conjure and German-American communism, turned a war to preserve the Union into a revolution against slavery. Even though Union authorities depended on this revolution from below for their early military successes, particularly in the West, they also regarded it as a threat to a status quo they also wished to defend. 


For more information contact Prof. TJ Desch-Obi at 646-312-4333 or the History Department at 646-312-4310.

This symposium is made possible through the generous support of Robert A. Friedman.