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Art & Art History

Winslow Homer’s Civil War

In an illustrated talk, historian Peter H. Wood used Winslow Homer’s 1866 painting, Near Andersonville—one of the artist’s most striking, yet least-known works – to discuss the tumultuous final two years of the American Civil War.An emeritus Professor of History at Duke University, Wood was in residence at Washington College from April 23-30 as the Starr Center’s 2011 Frederick Douglass Visiting Fellow. He is the author/editor of six books, including Black Majority (Knopf, 1974), which set the stage for a new generation of scholarship on American slavery.