Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute to Offer Free Online Seminar in January

Join Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute, for a three-part online seminar in January 2023--Exploring the Civil War's Aftermath in the Shenandoah Valley. All sessions will occur via Zoom, begin at 7 p.m. EST, and are free (however, donations to MCWI are certainly appreciated to support this series). Session dates and topics are as follows:

*Tuesday, January 10: "They Come Not with Fire & Sword": Sheridan's Veterans, Reunion, and Reconciliation's Limits

"The Spirit of Freedom": Preserving the Civil War's Emancipationist Legacy in the Shenandoah Valley, A Documentary History

On Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. EST Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute (MCWI) will host a presentation and panel discussion in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium revealing some of the initial findings of its research into Emancipation celebrations in the Shenandoah Valley in the decades after the Civil War and the ways in which African Americans contested the Lost Cause. This research is part of a three-year project started by MCWI in January 2021 as an affiliate member of the Council for Independent Colleges Legacies of Slavery Project.

Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute Spring Conference--April 2, 2022

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute will host its annual spring conference--"Beyond the Mere Routine of Everday Life": Encounters & Experiences during the Civil War. The conference will feature presentations by Jonathan A.  Noyalas (Shenandoah University); Kathryn J. Shively (Virginia Commonwealth University); Lauren K. Thompson (McKendree University); and Jonathan W. White (Christopher Newport University).

Online January Seminar Hosted by Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute

Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute will host a three-part online seminar with director Jonathan A. Noyalas focusing on various aspects of the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley beginning January 4, 2022. All sessions will occur as a Zoom webinar and begin at 7 p.m. EST. Although these sessions (see the schedule below for details about dates and topics) are being offered for FREE (donations are certainly appreciated to support this series) pre-registration is required.

Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute to Host Online Discussion with Jonathan White

Join Jonathan A. Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute, for an online discussion with Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University) about White's latest book "To Address You as My Friend": African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln (University of North Carolina Press), on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST. This online event will be held via Zoom. To register for this FREE event email jnoyalas01@su.edu no late than December 3.

Author Interview--Jonathan Noyalas (Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley) Part 5

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we close our multipart video interview series with Jonathan Noyalas. Our focus today is on the post-conflict era with Reconstruction and Memory, but also a brief look at the work of the McCormick Civil War Institute.

Author Interview--Jonathan Noyalas (Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley) Part 4

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we continue our multipart video interview series with Jonathan Noyalas. Our focus today is on how Enslaved and Free People of Color experienced the war be that fearful of kidnapping by rebel forces or how African Americans were reluctant to support the United States.

Author Interview--Jonathan Noyalas (Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley) Part 2

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we continue our multipart video interview series with Jonathan Noyalas. Our focus today is on slavery and the enslaved in the Shenandoah Valley. We talk about what slavery looked like as well as why it has become forgotten.

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