The Civil War was the most divisive and destructive event in American history. This lecture explored how conflicting memories of the war have dominated, poisoned, and sometimes inspired the formation of a national memory in the US.

Speaker David Blight is Professor of American History at Yale University and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.

This lecture was a co-presentation by the Department of History at the University of Sydney, the US Studies Centre and the State Library of New South Wales.