CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT - University of Connecticut, The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy After the Civil War

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[Ed. note (PBK): Although this conference concerns issues and events lying outside our network's usual chronological boundary, the speakers include scholars who have written significant works within our period, and might be of interest.]


Please save the date for “The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy After the Civil War” a two day conference sponsored by the Draper Chair endowment. It will meet Friday April 19, 2019 – Saturday April 20, 2019 from 8:00-6:00 p.m. in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room on the Storrs Campus (233 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269). 


Please register as space is limited. General Admission is $10, and Student Admission is $5. 


This two-day national conference made possible by the Draper Chair endowment brings together leading as well as exciting new scholars to explore the nature and the political, legal, social, and cultural legacies of emancipation. It employs the "Greater Reconstruction" framework to broaden our conventional chronological and spatial understanding of this period. Panels will address topics that range from the grassroots history of southern Reconstruction and racial terror and violence to western and Native American history and political economy. President Susan Herbst of the University of Connecticut will inaugurate the conference. Professor Eric Foner, the preeminent historian of Reconstruction, shall deliver the keynote on Friday April 19 evening followed by a reception for all attendees. On Saturday April 20, the conference will conclude with a plenary panel with historians David Blight, Amy Dru Stanley, Steven Hahn, and James Oakes. The conference organizer is Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair of American History at the University of Connecticut.


Speakers and the schedule of events can be found in the link provided below.


If you require an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact conferences@uconn.eduor 860-486-1001.