Monday April 14, 2014
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Section: Education
Armstrong to Host “The Green and The Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America” Lecture by David T. Gleeson on April 14

When: April 14, 2014
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: University Hall Armstrong Atlantic State University
Address: 11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419
Cost: Free

Description: . Former Armstrong History professor David T. Gleeson will explain the key role of Irish Southerners in debates over secession and the formation of the Confederacy. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the Irish soldier experience, the effect of Confederate defeat, emerging ethnic identity and the Irish Confederate role in the rise of the Lost Cause ideology. Glesson is the author of The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) and is currently a reader in American History at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.


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