Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:30 pm
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: John F. Marszalek, James M. McPherson, Harold Holzer (moderator)
Details: After making Georgia “howl” by marching his army from Atlanta to the sea, Union General William T. Sherman led an even more destructive march—through the Carolinas. Join three eminent historians as they explore Sherman’s devastating follow-up campaign to break Confederate resistance and end the Civil War.
John F. Marszalek is the Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University and executive director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. James M. McPherson is George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom. Harold Holzer (moderator) has written and edited 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era including Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, which won the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
Cost: $38 (members $24)
Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.
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