Virtual Talk by Megan Kate Nelson on her book: "The Three-Cornered War"
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM EST
Join us for a webinar with writer and historian, Megan Kate Nelson '94, who will discuss her book The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, which was a Finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Price in History. This book was described by the Pulitzer Prize Board as “A lively and well-crafted Civil War narrative that expands understanding of the conflict’s Western theaters, where pivotal struggles for land, resources and influence presaged the direction of the country as a whole.”
Megan is an expert in the history of the American Civil War, the U.S. West, and popular culture, and has written articles about these topics for The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, The Atlantic, and Smithsonian Magazine. In 2021, she was elected as a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Megan has taught U.S. history and American Studies at Texas Tech University, Cal State Fullerton, Harvard, and Brown. She earned her BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and her PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa. She has published three books in addition to The Three-Cornered War: Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (2005), Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (2012) and most recently, Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America (2022).
The event is free to all alumni. Please click on the link below to register using your Harvard Key account. Once you register, you will receive an email containing the Zoom information for the event 24-48 hours in advance of the talk.