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History faculty present ‘The Civil War and the Making of Modern America’

Faculty members in Salve Regina’s history department will explore the nation that emerged from the deadliest war in the American experience – The Civil War – when they present a public lecture on Wednesday, April 22.

Free and open to the public, “The Civil War and the Making of Modern America” will be presented at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue.

The war that began as an effort to preserve the Union evolved in the years of fighting as a crusade to end slavery in the South. The Civil War changed the United States in profound ways.

Panelists will include: William Leeman, assistant professor, who will discuss the impact of Lincoln’s presidency; Maureen Montgomery, McGinty Distinguished Chair, who will discuss the emergence of industrial capitalism and its ties to Newport; Timothy Neary, associate professor, who will discuss race in America after the war; and John Quinn, professor, who will discuss the Irish and their role in American society.