The impact of the Civil War was felt throughout New Jersey, profoundly affecting communities, politics, schools, businesses, neighborhoods and families. On November 19, 2011, the New Jersey Historical Commission will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war with its 28th Annual Conference. The event will be held at Princeton University. Keynote speaker Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, will examine the events and experiences that shaped Lincoln and his attitudes toward slavery. Exhibits, lectures, and panel sessions will explore the effects of the conflict throughout the state. To end the day, Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University’s Edwards Professor of History, Emerita, will present a plenary lecture titled “Black American Artists Limn Slavery and the Civil War.”
Program and Registration Information are available at www.newjerseyhistory.org.
Historical Society of Princeton
Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience
New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association
New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee