Opening remarks by Gary Gallagher and Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

Book Talks

Throughout the Symposium, each scholar will lead a discussion of one of their books. This is a great opportunity to learn from as many of our incredible scholars as possible. All book talks are open to all participants regardless of which track you are taking.  Books will be available for purchase and there will be opportunities for book signings.

  • David Blight: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
  • Brenda Child: My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation
  • Gary Gallagher: Bruce Catton, The Army of the Potomac Trilogy (edited by Gary W. Gallagher)
  • Charles McKinney: An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee (Aram Goudsouzian and Charles McKinney, eds.)
  • Edna Greene Medford: Lincoln and Emancipation
  • Timothy Naftali: One Hell of a Gamble: Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964: The Secret History of the Cuban Missile Crisis (co-authored with Aleksandr Fursenko)
  • Kathy Peiss: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

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