TITLE: The American Civil War: 365 Days
SPEAKER: Margaret Wagner, Gary Gallagher
EVENT DATE: 04/11/2006
RUNNING TIME: 48 minutes
Writer and editor Margaret E. Wagner and historian Gary W. Gallagher discussed their new book "The American Civil War: 365 Days," which draws on the Library's incomparable collections to present a unique perspective on the conflict. Illustrated with more than 500 images, 253 in full color, the book features Mathew Brady's iconic photographs and other photos that heavily influenced public perceptions of the struggle, as well as lithographs, woodcuts and battlefield drawings. It also includes political cartoons and music covers; recruitment, political and theatrical posters; an image of the contents of Lincoln's pockets on the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre; illustrated letters; and Lincoln's handwritten Gettysburg Address.
Speaker Biography: Margaret Wagner is a senior writer and editor in the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress and the co-author and co-editor of "The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference" (2002).
Speaker Biography: Gary Gallagher, author of "The Confederate War" and other Civil War books, is the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia.
SERIES: Books & Beyond