Dr. James Broomall presents “Soldier’s Tales from the Civil War: Stories of Home and the Trauma of War”
|September 21, 2018
Part of the Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence (AHWIR) program, this lecture and discussion will be followed by a screening of the Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter, in partnership with the Shepherdstown Film Society. Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt will serves as discussion leader. Free and open to the public.
Dr. James Broomall is an assistant professor of history at Shepherd University and director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (GTMC). Along with William A. Link, Dr. Broomall most recently co-edited and published Rethinking American Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He has written articles for Civil War History, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and the edited volume, Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South, in addition to historiographical essays, book reviews, and online essays. He is currently completing a manuscript-length project, Personal Confederacies: War and Peace in the American South, and has finalized a report for the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the American Civil War.