University of Texas at Austin

Monday, November 17, 2008

Littlefield Fund Brings Back War Between the States

A century and a half after the American Civil War, UT Libraries are involved in publishing a massive new history of the event that is scheduled to take almost twice as long as the fighting itself.

“The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era” is a 16-volume series covering the entire scope of the conflict–the prelude to the postscript–published by the University of North Carolina Press and funded by the Littlefield Fund for Southern History at the UT Libraries.

Featuring a bevy of heavy hitters in the field–including series editors Gary Gallagher and T. Michael Parrish–the editions in the series will be published between now and 2015 at the rate of two per year, beginning with a volume by Temple Professor of History Elizabeth Varon.

Dr. Varon will present a lecture on “Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859,” and engage her colleagues–including Gallagher and Parrish–in a panel discussion about the series at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center next Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 pm.

The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Co-sponsors include the Center for American History and the Department of History.

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