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Civil War series continues with scholarship on race and citizenship

September 11, 2013

The History of the Civil War lecture series continues tonight as Stephen Kantrowitz, professor of history at University of Wisconsin-Madison, explores the relationship between race and citizenship in the era of emancipation tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 11) at 7 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

Kantrowitz’s lecture is “More Than Freedom: Black Northerners and the Meaning of the Civil War;” he is the author of More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (2012) and a co-editor of All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry (2013). His first book, Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won several scholarly awards.

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to listen to Kantrowitz’s interview with NPR’s Lake Effect

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to read Kantrowitz’s Q & A with Beloit Daily News

The lecture series is supported by the Richardson Lecture Fund, named in honor of former History Professor Robert “Dickie” Richardson, and the Mellon Foundation Labs Across the Curriculum grant.