Kentucky Historical Society presents KHS Research Fellow Edward Blum on "Satan and the Civil War"
The Kentucky Historical Society is proud to present KHS Research Fellow Edward J. Blum as he discusses what he has uncovered to date at KHS in his research for a new book, "Satan and the Civil War," which will examine the place of radical evil -- particularly devils, Satan and hell -- in America throughout the Civil War era. While this time in history is known generally for several iconic statements about evil, such as "slavery is hell without fires" and "war is all hell," no scholar has fixated on the place and meaning of evil in the age. "Satan and the Civil War" looks into the dark side of American society in order to shed new light on the meanings and feelings of the war.
Blum, a professor of history at San Diego State University, is the author (with Paul Harvey) of "The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America" (2012), "W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet" (2007) and "Reforging the White Republic: Race, Religion, and American Nationalism, 1865-1898" (2005) and co-editor of several other intriguing books on race and religion in the U.S.
Join us in the Brown Forman Room for this free event.