Vanderbilt Lecture: “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War”

The Tennessee Historical Society offers several programs this winter and spring.

March 17: Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania
“Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War”

All the lectures begin at 4:10pm and are in Buttrick Hall, Room 101, at Vanderbilt University.

The lecture hall only holds 100 people, so arrive early for a seat.

For information on Buttrick Hall’s location see and on parking on the Vanderbilt campus, please see

Stephanie McCurry is a specialist in Nineteenth Century American history, with a focus on the American South and the Civil War era, and the history of women and gender.

Stephanie McCurry is the author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country (Oxford University Press, 1995) which received numerous awards including the John Hope Franklin Prize of the American Studies Association and the Charles Sydnor Award of the Southern Historical Association. She is also the author of articles and review essays that have appeared in the Journal of American HistorySigns: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and The Women’s Review of Books, as well as in anthologies, including Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1992), and, most recently, an essay “War, Gender and Emancipation in the Civil War South,” published in William Blair and Karen Younger, eds., Lincoln’s Proclamation: Race, Place and the Paradoxes of Emancipation (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) .

Stephanie McCurry’s new book, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South has just been published by Harvard University Press (April 2010).

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