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Drew Gilpin Faust on the Civil War
Feb 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm| $15.00
Drew Gilpin Faust, the 28th president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, discusses her monumental book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, which looks at the impact of the Civil War’s enormous death toll on the lives of 19th-century Americans. The book won the Bancroft Prize, was a finalist for both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and was named by The New York Times one of the “10 Best Books of 2008.” Faust will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ric Burns, who directed the film Death and the Civil War, based on Faust’s This Republic of Suffering.
Offered in connection with the exhibition, “Personal Correspondence: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn.”