Ruined Hopes & Broken Pride: Confederate Veterans and Their Worlds
Dr. David C. Willard presents "Ruined Hopes and Broken Pride: Confederate Veterans and Their Worlds."
David C. Williard is a historian of the United States. He specializes in the transformative effects of war on the meaning of citizenship, with a particular interest in the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is at work on a book titled Confederate Legacy: The Problem of Soldierhood in the Post-Civil War South, and has a chapter titled "An Ideology Beyond Defeat" in Paul Quigley, ed, The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship, currently under review at Louisiana State University Press. He teaches courses in modern United States history, the Civil War era, United States military history, slavery, emancipation, and civil rights, and violence in American history.
The 2018 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.