Tags: History

Tuesday: Mar 15

Wednesday: Mar 16

Washington: Entrepreneur, Child of Nature, and Master Planner

Wed. March 16, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Edward G. Lengel (First Entrepreneur), Philip Levy (George Washington Written Upon the Land), and Tony Williams (coauthor, Washington & Hamilton) discuss their latest research and new perspectives on George Washington.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tony Williams has had to cancel his participation.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, History

A Celebration of Pulitzer Authors: Ayad Akhtar, Rick Atkinson, and Lawrence Wright

Wed. March 16, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Pulitzer Prize winning authors Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced), Rick Atkinson (The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945), and Lawrence Wright (Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace) will discuss their Pulitzer-winning work as well as their current writing.

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Tags: Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Headliners, History

Thursday: Mar 17

The Civil War, Experienced

Thu. March 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Historians Will Kurtz (Excommunicated from the Union), James Robertson (A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary), and Brent Tarter (Daydreams and Nightmares) discuss their Civil War histories, which closely examine religion, the daily life of a Richmond-based clerk, and the impact of secession on families.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Digging Deeply into Slave Trade: Pirates, Final Passages, and Free Trade (of the Unfree)

Thu. March 17, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author Gregory O’Malley (Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807) shares the stories behind his research, including building a database of more than 7,600 intra-American slave-trading voyages from port records, newspapers, and merchant accounts.

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Tags: African-American, History, Nonfiction

Building the Empire State: Political Economy in the Early Republic

Thu. March 17, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Monticello Visitors Center

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Brian Phillips Murphy (Building the Empire State) examines the origins of American capitalism, follows unelected political entrepreneurs, including Alexander Hamilton, and shows why corporations were introduced into the early republic. The converging business strategies and political culture were each shaped by the other.

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Tags: Business, History

Friday: Mar 18

Trails of Tears: Conflict and Diaspora

Fri. March 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

William Heath (William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northeast), Gregory D. Smithers (Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement and Identity), Mary Stockwell (The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians) discuss their complex histories of American Indian tribes, removals, and individuals.

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Tags: American Indian, History

Battleship! 19th c. American Naval History

Fri. March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Dwight Hughes (A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the USS Shenandoah) and Charles Neimeyer (War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-1814) discuss specific aspects of 19th century American naval history.

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Tags: History

Saturday: Mar 19

Divided Towns, Communities, Families: Civil Rights in our Schools

Sat. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Jim Auchmutey (The Class of ’65: A Student, A Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness) and Kristen Green (Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County) share the important stories about historic segregation in our schools, and the past and current reactions from students, families, and communities.

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Tags: African-American, History, Law / Supreme Court

Rightful Heritage: FDR and the Environment

Sat. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley (Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America) examines the environmental legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Headliners, History

Sunday: Mar 20

A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Sun. March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses Vietnam, war, and literature, including his novel, The Sympathizer, and his nonfiction exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, and Vietnam.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, History, Language / Culture / Folklife