Reconstruction In De Kalb County And Atlanta – A Dhc Symposium

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Reconstruction In De Kalb County And Atlanta – A Dhc Symposium
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The DeKalb History Center offers another in-depth learning opportunity this August. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Reconstruction period following the Civil War (1865 – 1877) and its effects on DeKalb County and Atlanta through scholarly presentations. The speakers are Wendy Hamand Venet and Glenn Eskew (Georgia State University) and Brian Wills (Kennesaw State University).

Professor Venet specializes in nineteenth century U.S. history. She teaches courses on the American Civil War and Reconstruction at GSU. Dr. Venet speaks and writes extensively on the Civil War era and her most recent book is "A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta."

Professor Glenn Eskew specializes in the history of the American south. A member of the GSU faculty since 1993, Dr. Eskew has written widely on the subject of the American south and has been recognized and awarded for his scholarship. Beyond GSU's boundaries, Dr. Eskew educates teachers and travels the world lecturing on southern history. His latest book is "Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World."

Professor Wills is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and Professor of History at KSU, after a long tenure at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is the author of numerous works relating to the American Civil War, including "The River Was Dyed with Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow."

Advance tickets are $35/$45 (Discount for DHC members).
Tickets are $40/$50 beginning August 16. Lunch is included.
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By: DeKalb History Center