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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

David Goldfield

David GoldfieldDavid Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture (1990), which received the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction and the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights; Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002); Southern Histories: Public, Personal, and Sacred (2003); and the widely acclaimed America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). He is also a coauthor of the textbook The American Journey (7th edition, 2013). His latest book, The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good (2017), offers a fresh interpretation of post-World War II America and argues that the federal government as led by Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era.

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"America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation"

This lecture was presented during the annual History Forum lecture series at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Recorded by WNAV, Inc., in October 2012.


"America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation"

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