Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Black History Speaker Series: Dr. Holly Pinheiro

Black History Speaker Series: Dr. Holly Pinheiro

The Department of History Black History Speaker Series will feature Dr. Holly Pinheiro on Tuesday, February 1 at 11 AM on Zoom. Dr. Pinheiro will discuss "The Families' Civil War." 

 

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Holly Pinheiro received his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. He is an Assistant Professor of African American History at Furman University in the History Department. His research focuses on the intersectionality of race, gender, and class in the military from 1850 through the 1930s. Counter to the national narrative which championed the patriotic manhood of soldiering from the Civil War through the 1930s, his research reveals that African American veterans and their families’ military experience were much more fraught. Economic and social instability introduced by military service resonated for years and even generations after soldiers left the battlefield. He has published articles in edited volumes and academic journals, in and outside of the United States. His manuscript, The Families’ Civil War: Northern African American Soldiers and The Fight for Racial Justice, will be released in the summer of 2022. It is under contract with The University of Georgia Press in the UnCivil Wars Series. The manuscript highlights how racism, in and outside of military service, impacted the bodies, economies, family structures, and social spaces of African Americans long after the war ended. He has also started preliminary work for a new monograph that will examine all Pennsylvania born soldiers who trained at Camp William Penn. 

 

Last Updated: January 11, 2022