All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Remembering the Civil War

Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Author and Purdue University history professor Caroline Janney talks about her book, “Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation.” She describes how Civil War memory was shaped and influenced by various groups – veterans, government leaders, and women – in late 19th and early 20th century America. The University of Richmond and the Museum of the Confederacy co-hosted this event.

Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:52am (ET)

Related Events

Lectures in History: Women and the Civil War
Saturday, February 26, 2011     

Purdue University professor Caroline Janney teaches a history course on American women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today’s lecture focuses on the role of women during the Civil War. Janney argues that women provided invaluable services to the soldiers while maintaining the home front.

The Civil War: Slavery, Emancipation & Reconciliation
Saturday, November 17, 2012     

History professor Caroline Janney addresses how slavery and emancipation played into the process of post-war reconciliation. She also discusses the experiences and memories of Northern and Southern veterans in the war’s aftermath. Ms. Janney spoke at the 2012 Civil War Institute Conference at Gettysburg College.

The Civil War: Remembering U.S. Colored Troops
Saturday, April 20, 2013     

Scholars discuss the contributions of U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War and how they are remembered at various battle sites. The panel also takes a critical look at the characterization of black troops in the 1989 film “Glory,” which focuses on the 54th Massachusetts – one of the first all-black units to fight for the Union. This event was part of a conference at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

The Civil War: Remembering Charles Sumner
Saturday, June 25, 2011     

Senator Charles Sumner was a political figure from Massachusetts who became a prominent abolitionist and supporter of human rights. 

The Civil War: Remembering the Civil War
Saturday, April 2, 2011     

This year the country marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Recently the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia hosted Civil War historian Gary Gallagher to speak about the ways in which we remember that war today.

The Civil War: Remembering the Battle of the Crater
Wednesday     

Author Kevin Levin discusses the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Battle of the Crater, and the way their contributions were remembered in the years following the Civil War. The Battle of the Crater took place July 30, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg.

The Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens 150th Anniversary
Tuesday     

Officials from the National Park Service and Washington, DC, commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The battle took place July 11-12th, 1864, when Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal Early probed Washington, DC’s defenses before turning back. 

The Civil War: Slavery & Cinema
Saturday     

A panel of history professors traces the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. Drawing examples from films like “Mandingo,” “Amistad” and “12 Years a Slave,” panelists discuss how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery. They also describe changes in race relations and gender portrayals in films and how slave characters have shifted from the background into leading roles. 

The Civil War: Battle of the Crater 150th Anniversary
Saturday, August 9, 2014     

A National Park Service event at Petersburg National Battlefield commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater and honoring the U.S. Colored Troops' role in the fighting. The Battle of the Crater took place on July 30, 1864, as part of the Siege of Petersburg. The ceremony includes the unveiling of a stamp by the U.S. Postal Service and remarks by historian James Blankenship, who details the major events of the battle. 

War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz
Saturday, July 26, 2014     

Swiss-born Confederate Captain Henry Wirz was in charge of the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp, where some 13,000 of approximately 45,000 Union prisoners died while being held there. Author and law professor Paul Finkelman discusses the military trial and execution of Henry Wirz and the concept of war crimes that were established as a result of the trial. This talk is a portion of the 2014 Civil War Symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Video Playlist

C-SPAN's Video Library
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org