OAH Distinguished Lecture “The Legacy of the Civil War”

Dr. Litwack has written one of the key books about the Civil War Era, the transition of African Americans from slavery to freedom, “Been in the Storm So Long.”

Student of the American Civil War

Here’s the eminent historian Leon Litwack giving an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecture on “The Legacy of the Civil War.”  Professor Litwack gives a wonderful lecture, but I have to disagree with him on one point.  He grossly underplays the importance of preserving the Union.  I think he’s wrong for doing that.

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