Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin Shares 'Stories of Sherman's March' on 1/21 at UTC

Jan 20, 2015

From a media release:

The Department of History and the History Club at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 6:00 pm in the University Center's Raccoon Mountain Room, Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will deliver the department's Second Annual Civil War Era Lecture, entitled "Stories of Sherman's March."  This event is free of charge and open to the public, and is made possible by the generous support of the Student Programming Allocations Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences.  Questions may be directed to lecture organizers Mike Thompson (Michael-D-Thompson@utc.edu) or Will Kuby (William-Kuby@utc.edu).  Attendees in need of accommodations are invited to contact UTC's Disability Resource Center at 423-425-4006.  A brief lecture description and speaker bio are included below.

William T. Sherman’s epic 1864-1865 Georgia and Carolinas campaign conjures up a host of stories and associations for Americans.  They think of Scarlett and Rhett silhouetted against the burning buildings of Atlanta, of the birth of total war, and of 40 acres and a mule.  This talk will explore the way the March has refracted through American culture and society from the Civil War through the present day, tracing stories across time and place.

Anne Sarah Rubin is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Digital History and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She received her AB from Princeton University and her MA and PhD from the University of Virginia.  Her study of the place of Sherman's March in American culture and history, entitled Through the Heart of Dixie:  Sherman's March in American Memory was published in September 2014 by UNC Press.  The project also has a multimedia component, which can be found at http://www.shermansmarch.org.  Dr. Rubin's first book, A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy (UNC, 2005), received the 2006 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians, for the most original book on the Civil War era.  She was a co-author of the award-winning Valley of the Shadow, an interactive history of the Civil War in two communities.  She has also published numerous essays and journal articles.  Dr. Rubin was President of the Society of Civil War Historians from 2012-2014 and is a member of its Advisory Board.  She is a member of the Southern Association for Women Historians Executive Committee, the Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Project Advisory Board, and the Editorial Board of Civil War History.  She is also an OAH Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2017).  Her personal website can be found at http://annesarahrubin.com.

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