Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Lectures & Conversations
Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln
Collaborative Programs
Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Jonathan W. White
Wed, July 30th, 2014 | 7:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS

In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures to stimulate your mind on popular topics including biography, Civil War history, politics, and more.

The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil War scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party and its effort to abolish slavery. However a considerable number of soldiers rejected the Republican platform and Lincoln’s views on slavery, ultimately revising many commonly held assumptions about the Civil War and providing a deeper understanding of the Union Army.

SPEAKER BIO

Jonathan W. White is assistant professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and the author of Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.

LOCATION

This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.

TICKETS

Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.

COLLABORATOR

This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.

Creative: Tronvig Group