Louisiana State University

Panel on Politics and the Civil War

Political disputes and choices led to the outbreak of the American Civil War, to decisions about the way the war was fought, and to the way the Union was reconstructed after the fighting ceased.  Two faculty members who recently published books on the Civil War will introduce these topics and invite discussion:

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Fred C. Frey Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, author of The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 2018)

James R. Stoner, Jr., Hermann Moyse, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute, co-editor of The Political Thought of the Civil War (University Press of Kansas, 2018)

Moderator: Gaines M. Foster, LSU Foundation M.J. Foster Professor of History

Introduction: Jonathan Earle, Dean of the Ogden Honors College

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

French House, Sternberg Salon

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff



College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of History, Department of Political Science
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