July 20, 2017 — Hagley Historian Guest Lecture

Lucas R. Clawson, Reference Archivist and Historian, Hagley Museum and Library

The Delaware Digital Newspaper Project team would like to invite all of you to save the date for a lecture by Lucas R. Clawson, Hagley Historian, on Thursday, July 20th from 10-11am in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room at the University of Delaware’s Morris Library. This event is open to the University community as well as to the public.

Please join us as Mr. Clawson discusses Delaware and the Civil War and how he uses primary source documents, such as digital newspapers in Chronicling America, to do his research.

Summary: The Aftermath of the American Civil War in Delaware

The American Civil War took a heavy toll on Delaware. Thousands of Delawareans fought and died, the state’s industries produced record amounts of war materials, and Delaware’s politicians fought bitterly among themselves over issues like slavery, states’ rights, and President Lincoln’s war policy. When the war’s last shots were fired in 1865, peace did not immediately come to Delaware. Some of the wounds created by the war lingered on for decades. Others never healed. Learn more about how Delawareans dealt with the aftermath of America’s most devastating conflict in this talk by Lucas R. Clawson.

About the Speaker

Lucas R. Clawson works for Hagley Museum and Library where he is Reference Archivist in the Manuscripts Department as well as the site’s historian. He works with the DuPont Company and du Pont family records to help researchers who come to the library as well as working with Hagley’s staff to help interpret the site’s history. Lucas also curated Hagley’s exhibition on the American Civil War, called “An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: DuPont and the Civil War”, which ran in 2011-2012.

We hope to see you there!

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