Dr. Don Doyle. Open to the Public.

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Date(s) - 11/05/2015
5:00 pm

DeTamble Auditorium


The Civil War was fought not only on the battlefields of America but also in the European court of public opinion. Don Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, will explain how agents from the Union and Confederacy struggled to control the war’s narrative as they sought crucial assistance from Britain and France. The story of public diplomacy in Europe reveals the importance of “soft power” in winning the war and highlights how a war over union and secession became understood as a global referendum on slavery, liberty, and the future of democracy itself.