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Irish Confederates in 1864

Speaker: Professor David Gleeson

David was due to talk to us in January 2013 but that nasty old Northern blizzard put paid to that. After much angst we have finally managed to get him along to us. Sadly for David we asked him to change his planned talk about the Irish in 1863 to the Irish in 1864!

David T. Gleeson is a native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland and is a Professor of America History at Northumbria University in Newcastle. He is the former director of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World programme at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He specializes in 19th Century American History, particularly the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author of two books The Irish in the South, 1815-1877, published in 2001 by the University of North Carolina Press which won the Donald Murphy Prize for best first book in Irish Studies and The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America, published last year also by UNC Press. He is also co-editor of and a contributor to the just published The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War, University of South Carolina Press which includes essays by himself and others such as James McPherson and Amanda Foreman.


Admission: £10 with reservations made by Friday, 23rd May 2014 - contact Treasurer for further details. N.B. admittance cannot be guaranteed without an advance reservation.

The Venue

The Civil Service Club is situated in Great Scotland Yard, near Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross railway station, Charing Cross Underground Station (Northern and Bakerloo lines), Embankment Underground Station (Circle and District, Northern and Bakerloo lines). Click here for location map.


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