Several A&S faculty members have played an important role in the Danbury region's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.
Over the weekend, History professors Kevin Gutzman and Marcy May published op-ed pieces for the Sunday Discussion page of the News-Times on the topic of "A Nation Divided." Dr. May's piece was entitled "Peace rallies fought in Danbury area." Dr. Gutzman approached the topic from the perspective of "Scars of war still close to South's surface." In addition, the research of long-time Communication adjunct Dr. Jeanne Christie into the life of Civil War nurse Almira Ambler was featured on the front page of the same issue of the News-Times.
Today, Drs. Gutzman, May, Burton Peretti,and Leslie Lindenauer of the Dept. of History and Non-Western Cultures participated in a panel discussion on "The Legacy of Our Civil War: 150 Years After Fort Sumter" at 11 a.m. in the Haas Library. In addition, a special exhibit of Civil War-era artifacts will be on display in the Haas Library through the end of April.