[PAST EVENT] W&M Charlottesville-Highland - An Evening with Dr. Gary Gallagher
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Join W&M Charlottesville-Highlands alumni, parents, family and friends to hear from Dr. Gary Gallagher! Dr. Gary Gallagher's presentation, titled "The Civil War and Its Memory: Understanding the Great American Crisis in 2023," will examine how people in the United States have understood, and misunderstood, the Civil War. He will address the need to differentiate between history and memory by exploring the different ways in which the generation that experienced the war explained and described the conflict. He also will highlight the current tendency among Americans to shun historical complexity and to embrace a simplistic version of the past featuring one-dimensional heroes and villains.
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