Dr. Mark Stegmaier, Professor in the Cameron University Department of History and Government, will sign copies of his new “Henry Adams in the Secession Crisis: Dispatches to the Boston Daily Advertiser, December 1860 - March 1861” at the CU Bookstore, located in the McMahon Centennial Complex, on Friday, April 27. Signings will take place from 10 a.m. – noon and from 1 - 2 p.m.
“Henry Adams in the Secession Crisis: Dispatches to the Boston Daily Advertiser, December 1860 - March 1861” is an extensively annotated edition of letters written by famed writer Henry Adams when he was an anonymous Washington correspondent for the Boston Daily Advertiser. The letters are the only works written by Adams that have not been republished since they originally appeared in the Boston newspaper.
Stegmaier, whose research has specialized in this particular field of U.S. history, collected and transcribed the Adams letters, several of which were previously unrecognized by historians or biographers. He has thoroughly annotated them for the understanding of the modern reader.
April 23, 2012