How the Civil War Still Lives, Dr. James ‘Bud’ Robertson, Jr.
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
UAH, Business Administration Building, Room 125 (Chan Auditorium)
301 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35899
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Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr.
Dr. Robertson will share with us how many things that we experience daily that came out of the War Between the States. In his presentation, Dr. Robertson will extend the wisdom of the past is still with us by informing us how history is not only the past, but is also the present. Dr. Robertson will enlighten us about “How the Civil War Still Lives.”
One of the most distinguished names in Civil War history, Dr. Robertson was Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission and worked with Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson in marking the war’s 100th anniversary. Today his Civil War Era course at Virginia Tech, which attracts 300 students per semester, is the largest of its kind in the nation.
[Untold Stories of the Civil War’ Explore Human Side, Sept. 9 …] The Danville, Va., native is the author or editor of more than 20 books that include such award-winning studies as Civil War! America Becomes One Nation, General A.P. Hill, and Soldiers Blue and Gray. His massive biography of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the base for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals”. Robertson was chief historical consultant for the film.
He holds the Ph.D. degree from Emory University and honorary doctorates from Randolph-Macon College and Shenandoah University. He is presently an Alumni Distinguished Professor, one of ten such honorees among Virginia Tech’s 2,200 faculty. He is also Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, created by the University in 1999.