The Civil War

OAH Distinguished Lectureship program 40 years 1981-2021

Metzner, A. Troops of the 32nd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. United States, None. [Between 1861 and 1865] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program features nearly 100 historians who study and speak on the Civil War (1861-1865). Mark the war's lasting impacts on American life and culture by hosting an OAH Distinguished Lecturer.


Manisha Sinha

Allies for Emancipation? Lincoln and Black Abolitionists

This talk examines how abolitionists pushed for emancipation during the Civil War. Drawing from Sinha's forthcoming work on abolition, it illustrates how African Americans and abolitionists pushed President Lincoln to occupy abolitionist ground, emancipation without compensation and black rights....(Read More)

Steven E. Woodworth

The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers

The young men, North and South, who marched away from their homes to fight in the Civil War were destined for many surprises when they reached the fighting fronts. For some of them the biggest of those surprises was the discovery that their foes worshipped the same God, believed the same theology,...(Read More)

Don H. Doyle

America's International Civil War

an overview of my current book that views the American conflict as part of an historic international struggle between liberal republicanism and reactionary forces in the US, Europe, and Latin America Read More

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