Annual Lee Lecture: “The Civil War Memoir Market Minus the Book by Lee” with Dr. Stephen Cushman, University of Virginia

  • January 20, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Dr. Stephen Cushman to speak at Stratford Hall. Dr. Cushman is a poet and scholar of American literature and the Civil War. His recent books include The Generals' Civil War: What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today (2021). He is co-editor of Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works (2021), and Civil War Writing, 1866-1989: New Perspectives on Iconic Texts. Dr. Cushman is the Robert C. Taylor Professor of English at the University of Virginia.


How did market forces shape the production of Civil War Generals' memoirs and influence memories of the war? What can these texts tell us about current conflicts over the history and meanings of the Civil War? Join us in the duPont Memorial Library at Stratford Hall on January 20, 2024 to find out! 

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Sat, Jan 20, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stratford Hall Historic Preserve

Stratford Hall brings together people from around the world to experience two-thousand acres of natural and human history, preserved and presented so that we can all learn from the courageous struggles of our ancestors, taking inspiration both from what they endured and what they accomplished. There are few places in America where people can travel down small, rural roads to arrive at a vast site that preserves so many aspects of early-American life, from the Great House where the influential Lee family helped to forge a new nation, to the fields worked by enslaved Africans, to the waters of the rivers that fueled trade, to the ground, which still yields secrets about the people and animals that lived before.

Come experience this extraordinary place and learn about a layered history that began millions of years ago - a history that continues to educate, inspire, and influence Americans to the present day.