Pioneering historian of American South to give talk on Nov. 7

November 1, 2016

Dr. Catherine Clinton, a well-known historian of the American South, will be giving a talk at Flagler College titled “Recreating the Lincolns: Consulting on Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln,’” about her experience working with the famous filmmaker on the 2012 drama.


Clinton is the current president of the Southern Historical Association and the Denman Chair in American History at the University of Texas in San Antonio


She is the author or editor of 25 books, including “The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South”; “The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century”; “Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South”; and “Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom.”

Her books “Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War” and “Mrs. Lincoln: A Life” are among several that have been History Book Club selections. 


Clinton earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, her master’s from the University of Sussex, and her Ph.D. from Princeton. She has taught previously at the Citadel, Wesleyan, Brandeis, and she holds a research position at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she taught from 2006-2014.


Clinton’s talk will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, in the college’s Flagler Room, in Ponce de Leon Hall, located at 74 King Street, at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.