Masur, Civil War historian, to speak tonight at VCU
Louis P. Masur, professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University, will speak on “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation,” at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 3) in the Commons Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He will base his lecture on his new book from Harvard University Press, “Lincolnʹs Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union.”
His lecture is free, and the public is invited. A reception and book signing will follow.
Professor Masur is former editor of Reviews in American History. A cultural historian, his publications include books on capital punishment, the first World Series, a transformative photograph, and a seminal rock ʹnʹ roll album.
For more information on Masur’s latest book, click here.
Masur also wrote “The Civil War: A Concise History,” published in 2011 by Oxford University Press.