The Civil War

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)

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

Alexis McCrossen

The Stroke of Midnight: New Year's Observances during the Civil War Era

This illustrated lecture looks closely at the observance of New Year's during the Civil War Era. Taking three different sites where the New Year's was anticipated and celebrated in different ways -- African-American churches and communities, the White House in Washington, D.C., and the Confderacy's...(Read More)

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