“The Green and The Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America” Lecture by David T. Gleeson


When:Monday, April 14, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Where:University Hall
Admission:This event is free and open to the public.

About this event:

Former Armstrong History professor David T. Gleeson will explain the key role of Irish Southerners in debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the Irish soldier experience, the effect of Confederate defeat, emerging ethnic identity and the Irish Confederate role in the rise of the Lost Cause ideology. Gleeson is the author of The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) and is currently a reader in American History at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

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