ANN: Catherine Clinton on Mourning in American Civil War White Houses, Nov 4, 7 p.m., Young Library, U of KY, Lexington

Randolph Hollingsworth (she/her) Discussion

Dr. Catherine ClintonThe University of Kentucky Department of History presents "Mourning in America: Death in the Civil War White Houses," a lecture by Dr. Catherine Clinton, Queen's University Belfast.

Monday, November 4, 2013
7 p.m., William T. Young Auditorium
University of Kentucky, Lexington

Catherine Clinton holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast. A graduate of Harvard, Sussex and Princeton, her first book: The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South appeared in 1982, and she has since published over two dozen books. She serves on advisory councils for Civil War History, Ford's Theatre, Civil War Times, and served as a consultant for Steven Spielberg's 2012 epic film, Lincoln. She is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition, Mary Chesnut's Diary (2011) and advised on the recent documentary, Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy (2013). In 2009, she published Mrs. Lincoln: A Life and in 2004 her Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, was named as one of the best nonfiction books by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. (See Clinton's podcast on Harriet Tubman here.)