TITLE: Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
SPEAKER: Ernest B. Furgurson
EVENT DATE: 10/26/2004
RUNNING TIME: 26 minutes
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Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most important cultural and social centers.
Speaker Biography: "Pat" Furgurson, formerly a correspondent and columnist for the Baltimore Sun, has spent most of his life in the nation's capital. A native of Virginia, he is also the author of "Chancellorsville 1863," "Ashes of Glory" and "Not War but Murder."
SERIES: Books & Beyond