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Pioneering historian Catherine Clinton to present Goodstein Lecture on Southern women

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Historian Catherine Clinton will present the 18th annual Anita S. Goodstein Lecture in Women’s History at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Gailor Auditorium. Her talk on Southern women will be followed by a reception, and the public is invited.

Catherine Clinton, Ph.D., is the Denman Endowed Professor in American History at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a pioneering historian of the American South and the Civil War.

Clinton 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 also has written history books for children and served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln. In 2015-16, she held the position of president of the Southern Historical Association.

Clinton earned a B.A. from Harvard, an M.A. from the University of Sussex, and a 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.