David Blight will participate in the conference, "Turning Points in the Civil War," on September 14, 2018, at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. His talk, entitled “Frederick Douglass and the Republican Victory in 1864," will be part of the Session 1 panel, “The Pivotal Political Event.”
The Civil War witnessed a number of critical turning points. Major battles, the Emancipation Proclamation, the election of 1864, and the New York City draft riots represent the kinds of military, political, and social events that could signal a profound shift in the conflict’s direction or momentum. Speakers at this conference will address the range, and potential for disagreement, inherent in any search for historical turning points. $25. Register online. Rothenberg Hall.
Conference web page: http://www.huntington.org/turningpoints/