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Reflections on Reconstruction: An Informal Conversation with Dr. Greg Downs
October 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Professor Greg Downs, UC-Davis, studies the political and cultural history of the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Particularly, he investigates the transformative impact of the Civil War, the end of slavery, and the role of military force in establishing new meanings of freedom. Dr. Downs is the author of two monographs on Reconstruction and Mapping Occupation, an interactive digital history of the U.S. Army’s occupation of the South (www.mappingoccupation.org). He is also a co-editor of a scholarly volume on the post-Civil War world. As a public historian, Dr. Downs co-wrote the National Park Service’s Theme Study on Reconstruction and helped edit the Park Service’s handbook on Reconstruction. His efforts have been highlighted in The Atlantic and the New York Times.
Dr. Greg Downs is also giving a public lecture at the Wisconsin State Veterans Museum at 7 pm.