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Race, Ethnicity and the Civil War


Perspectives on racial and ethnic conflict in the American West during the Civil War era.


Panelists
Andrew Masich

Andrew Masich is president and chief executive officer of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. He is also an adjunct professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University and is widely recognized for his Emmy-winning historical documentaries and his lively lectures on history and public history....

Daniel Sharfstein

Daniel J. Sharfstein is a professor of law and history at Vanderbilt University and is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. His first book, "The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America," won numerous awards, including the J....

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Robert Sutton

Robert K. Sutton, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, devoted his career to sharing stories with the public at America’s most iconic historic parks. He has written, contributed to and edited over thirty books and articles on American history....


Books:
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867
Andrew Edward Masich
History
University of Oklahoma Press
January 2017
ISBN 9780806155722
464 pages
$34.95, INSTOCK
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Still the least-understood theater of the Civil War, the Southwest Borderlands saw not only Union and Confederate forces clashing but Indians, Hispanos, and Anglos struggling for survival, power, and dominance on both sides of the U. More/less

The Civil War in Arizona
Andrew E. Masich
History
Editorial Galaxia
February 2008
ISBN 9780806139005
368 pages
$21.95, INSTOCK
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In this first book-length account of the Civil War in Arizona, Andrew E. Masich offers both a lively narrative history of the all-but-forgotten California Column in wartime Arizona and a rare compilation of letters written by the volunteer soldiers who served in the U. More/less

Thunder in the Mountains
Daniel J. Sharfstein

W. W. Norton
April 2017
ISBN 9780393239416
384 pages
$29.95, INSTOCK
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In 1865 Union Army General Oliver Otis Howard took charge of the Freedmen's Bureau, tasked with helping millions of former slaves become free and equal citizens. More/less

The Invisible Line
Daniel J. Sharfstein
History
Penguin Paperbacks
December 2011
ISBN 9780143120636
396 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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A scathing social critique traces the histories of three families from different eras of American history to reveal the nation's racial complexities, describing the black ancestry of elite white families whose progenitors sacrificed promising futures to become integrated. More/less

Stark Mad Abolitionists
Robert K. Sutton
History
Skyhorse Publishing
July 2017
ISBN 9781510716490
304 pages
$24.99, INSTOCK
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A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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