Internationalizing Reconstruction, 16-17 February 2017

Published: February 2nd, 2017

Category: Faculty News, Feature, History Department News, Recent News

The History Department is proud to announce the inaugural Richard J. Milbauer lecture series in the history of the US South.

The 2017 program will engage scholars from diverse perspectives to rethink and reconsider how we understand the US South with the organizing principle of “Internationalizing Reconstruction.” Of keen interest recently among scholars has been exploring internationalizing the South and understanding it from a comparative and transnational perspective. Given that we are entering into the 150th anniversary of US Reconstruction,the Richard J. Milbauer Program in Southern History will hold a  three-person lecture series on February 16-17. Each participant will produce a substantial piece that will ultimately compose part of a volume that the University Press of Florida has agreed to publish in a new series.

Conference schedule

Session 1: Thursday, February 16, 1:00-3:00, Smathers 100

Don Doyle, University of South Carolina
“Viva Lincoln: Martyrdom, Emancipation, and Republican Resurgence in the Americas, 1865-68”

Chair/commentator: Matt Gallman

Session 2: Thursday, February 16, 4:00-6:00, Keene Faculty Center

Rafael Marquese, University of Sao Paolo
“The Legacies of the Second Slavery: The Global Trajectories of Cotton and Coffee after the Reconstruction, c.1870-1900”

Chair/commentator: Jeffrey Needell
Session 3: Friday, February 17, 2:00-4:00, Keene Faculty Center

Edward Rugemer, Yale University
“The Morant Bay Rebellion, Radical Reconstruction, and the Passage of Historical Time”

Chair/commentator: Angela Diaz


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