The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Visual Landscape of the Civil War

Alice Fahs, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, presents a broad range of images that made up the visual landscape of the 1860s and discusses how the Civil War changed and failed to change pictorial representation—especially of African Americans and women. This talk took place on July 9, 2012, as part of The Visual Culture of the American Civil War, an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers.



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Harvey, Eleanor Jones. The Civil War and American Art. New Haven, 2012.

Holzer, Harold, and Neely, Mark E., Jr. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art. New York, 1993.

Katz, Harry L., and Virga, Vincent. Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront. New York, 2012.

Rosenheim, Jeff L. Photography and the American Civil War. New York, 2013.