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Four Score Speaker Series: Dr. Brian M. Jordan and Michelle Krowl

Event date: 12/6/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event
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Four Score Speaker Series: Dr. Brian M. Jordan and Michelle Krowl

Lincoln Presidential Foundation

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Dec 6, 2023 07:00 PM in
Join us for a conversation on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, with editor Brian M. Jordan and featured author Michelle Krowl as they discuss the soon-to-be-released book Final Resting Places: Reflections on the Meaning of Civil War Graves. The two will share insight into the development of Final Resting Places which brings together some of the most important and innovative scholars of the Civil War era to reflect on what death and memorialization meant to the Civil War generation―and how those meanings still influence Americans today. In each essay contained within the covers of the book, a noted historian explores a different type of gravesite―including large marble temples, unmarked graves beneath the waves, makeshift markers on battlefields, mass graves on hillsides, neat rows of military headstones, university graveyards, tombs without bodies, and small family plots. Each burial place tells a unique story of how someone lived and died; how they were mourned and remembered. Together, they help us reckon with the most tragic period of American history. CONTRIBUTORS to Final Resting Places include: Terry Alford, Melodie Andrews, Edward L. Ayers, DeAnne Blanton, Michael Burlingame, Katherine Reynolds Chaddock, John M. Coski, William C. Davis, Douglas R. Egerton, Stephen D. Engle, Barbara Gannon, Michael P. Gray, Hilary Green, Allen C. Guelzo, Anna Gibson Holloway, Vitor Izecksohn, Caroline E. Janney, Michelle A. Krowl, Glenn W. LaFantasie, Jennifer M. Murray, Barton A. Myers, Timothy J. Orr, Christopher Phillips, Mark S. Schantz, Dana B. Shoaf, Walter Stahr, Michael Vorenberg, and Ronald C. White
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