History Faculty Book Talk

Thursday, February 10, 2022 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join the UCF History Department for a Faculty Book Talk at the UCF Morgridge International Reading Center's Gallery. Dr. David Head, Dr. Peter Larson, and Dr. John Sacher will discuss their recent publications in a panel format.

2020 George Washington Book Prize Finalist, David Head will discuss his book, A Crisis of Peace: George Washington, the Newburgh Conspiracy, and the Fate of the American Revolution. The book tells the story of a pivotal episode of George Washington's leadership and reveals how the American Revolution really ended: with fiscal turmoil, out-of-control conspiracy thinking, and suspicions between soldiers and civilians so strong that peace almost failed to bring true independence. More on the book here.

Peter Larson's, Rethinking the Great Transition: Community and Economic Growth in County Durham, 1349-1660, is a case study of two rural parishes in County Durham, England. It provides an alternate view on the economic development involved in the transition from medieval to modern, partly explaining England's rise to global economic dominance in the seventeenth century. More about the book here.

John Sacher's new book, Confederate Conscription and the Struggle for Southern Soldiers, was the #1 New Release in US Civil War Confederate History. The book serves as the first comprehensive examination of the topic in nearly one hundred years, providing fresh insights into and drawing new conclusions about the southern draft program. Often summarily dismissed as a detested policy that violated states’ rights and forced nonslaveholders to fight for planters, the conscription law elicited strong responses from southerners wanting to devise the best way to guarantee what they perceived as shared sacrifice. More on the book here.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please rsvp to history@ucf.edu by Feb. 7 to reserve your seat.

Lunch refreshments provided. 

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