Dartmouth Events

The Civil War Draft--Battleground of Citizenship: A PEP Event

Colleen Glenney Boggs (Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities) will present a talk sponsored by the Political Economy Project. May 17 at 4:30, in Moore B03.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Moore Hall B03
Intended Audience(s): Public

In 1863, the Union instated the first-ever federal draft. A massive bureaucratic undertaking, the draft transformed the relationship of Americans to the state and to one another, laying bare social divisions as wealthy draftees paid “commutation fees” to avoid serving or hired substitutes to serve in their stead. Colleen Boggs (English) explores this fascinating story, drawing on her recent book Patriotism by Proxy (Oxford, 2020).

For more information, contact:
Henry Clark

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.