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Commencement Weekend: David Blight Lecture

  • 5/24/2013 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Commencement Weekend: David Blight Lecture2013 Honorary Degree Recipient David Blight will discuss "Why Does the Civil War Have a Hold on the American Historical Imagination?"

David Blight is a leading historian of the American Civil War. A graduate of Michigan State University, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. After teaching at Harvard and Amherst, he became Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. He is also the director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. His book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, has won numerous prestigious book awards.

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