Watch the April 7 talk by Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.”
Lovett’s areas of expertise include African-American history and Tennessee as well as Nashville history. His books include The African American History of Nashville, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas and The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee: a Narrative History.
U.S. Civil War scholars from across the nation are speaking at Vanderbilt University this spring on a variety of themes, including the war’s impact on Nashville, during a series of public lectures. The talks, sponsored by the university’s College of Arts and Science, take place during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the presidential inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. The lectures are in conjunction with an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the Civil War co-taught by Richard Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History, and Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English.