Second Thursday Lecture Series: A Continuous State of War with Dr. Maria Angela Diaz

Second Thursday Lecture Series: A Continuous State of Warwith Dr. Maria Angela Diaz

Thu, Jul 11, 2024
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Events

Join us for a virtual evening with Dr. Maria Angela Diaz discussing her new book A Continuous State of War: Empire Building and Race Making in the Civil War–Era Gulf South (University of Georgia Press, 2024). This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program will take place on Zoom. Please register here and a link will be emailed to you on the day of the lecture:

Reviews of the Book

“By pulling together such a rich and multitextured history, A Continuous State of War offers an original and valuable analysis of the complicated ways in which race, movement, and geopolitics intersected to shape the history of the Gulf and the United States' understandings of empire during the Civil War Era.” 
—Brian Schoen, author of The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War

“This is a welcome partially narrative history of the role of the Gulf South in U.S. territorial expansion after 1836 that will appeal to college teachers looking for a readable volume on territorial expansion for upper division and graduate courses in history…I’ve read a great deal about international relations during the Civil War, but this analysis stands out.”
—Amy S. Greenberg, author of Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

About the Author

Maria Angela Diaz is Associate Professor of Civil War era U.S. history at Utah State University, and teaches courses on the American Civil War, Military History, Latinx history, and Black history. She received her Ph.D from the University of Florida. Diaz’s main areas of research include the American South, the Civil War era, borderlands history, the Gulf South, slavery, race, American imperialism, and territorial expansion. Her current book, A Continuous State of War: Empire-Building and Race-Making in the Civil War Era Gulf South is out with the University of Georgia Press.

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