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University of South Carolina, Columbia (Columbia, SC 29208-0001)
Don Harrison Doyle (Project Director: December 2012 to present)

American Civil Wars: The Crisis of the 1860s in the US, Latin America, and Europe

A conference and volume of collected essays on the American Civil War in an international context. (24 months)

We propose a conference and book of essays that will bring together historians of the US, Latin America, and Europe to examine the entangled histories of these regions during a decade of civil war, foreign invasion, and slave emancipation. We ask: How can we understand the US Civil War in its international context? How are we to comprehend the interconnected history of the Americas and the Atlantic World? What was the immediate impact and long-term significance of the multiple crises of the 1860s on the future of democracy and slavery? The goal is to enlarge the framework through which we usually view the US Civil War and to understand it as one of a set of interrelated clashes that shook the Americas and Europe in the 1860s. Our project unites seventeen scholars from three continents and eight countries. They will braid their specialized knowledge of what are now disconnected parts into a common history that transcends any single national narrative.

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Project fields:
History, General

Collaborative Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$65,000 (approved)
$64,998 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2016