Miller Center

American Forum - Why Remember the Civil War/150th Anniversary Series

Gary W. Gallagher
February 19, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM (EST)

Gary W. Gallagher
Gary W. Gallagher

One of the leading historians of the Civil War, GARY W. GALLAGHER, discusses why the Civil War still holds such a grip on the American imagination 150 years later and what we most need to remember from that conflict. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. He also supervises the Miller Center's Historical Presidency lecture series, a new initiative that offers perspective on how presidential leadership has evolved over time. He has written or edited more than 30 books on the Civil War. Gallagher's most recent book is Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty.Other books include The Union War, The Confederate War, Lee and His Generals in War and Memory, and Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War.

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