Race, Gender & War: A Symposium on Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America

March 22, 2019

The University of Alabama, Gorgas Library, Room 205

Please join us for a one-day symposium on the overlapping history of American military service, race, and gender. Fighting wars and fielding a military have long implicated the broader social contours of the United States. Our panelists will consider that record from the 1860s through the mid twentieth century, exploring the ways various groups have used military service to cultivate patriotic credibility, citizenship rights, or personal virtue in an environment of ongoing social and political marginalization.

This program is sponsored by:

  • Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History, The University of Alabama
  • College of Arts & Sciences, Dean's Office, The University of Alabama
  • Department of American Studies, The University of Alabama
  • Department of Gender & Race Studies, The University of Alabama
  • Department of History, The University of Alabama
  • The Summersell Center for the Study of the South, The University of Alabama