Dart­mouth Pro­fes­sor Shares Civil War Sol­diers’ Let­ters

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - New­port, VT

Dart­mouthHis­tory pro­fes­sor Robert Bon­ner will con­sider what we can learn from first­hand ac­counts writ­ten by Union and Con­fed­er­ate sol­diers dur­ing the Civil War at a talk at Goodrich Memo­rial Li­brary in New­port to­day, De­cem­ber 3 at 7 p.m. His talk, “The Sol­dier’s Pen: Let­ters from the Civil War Bat­tle­front,” is part of the Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil’s First Wed­nes­days lec­ture se­ries and is free and open to the pub­lic.

A na­tive of Ten­nessee, Pro­fes­sor Bon­ner holds an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree from Prince­ton and a doc­tor­ate from Yale. At Dart­mouth, he of­fers cour­ses on the Amer­i­can Civil War, on nine­teen­th­cen­tury pol­i­tics, and on the transat­lantic “age of eman­ci­pa­tion.” His books in­clude Col­ors and Blood: Flag Pas­sions of the Con­fed­er­ate South, The Sol­diers Pen: First­hand Im­pres­sions of the Amer­i­can Civil War, and Mas­ter­ing Amer­ica: South­ern Slave­hold­ers and the Cri­sis of Amer­i­can Na­tion­hood.

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