Dr. Matthew Warshauer, co-chairman of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission, will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. about his new book, "Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival."
Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, will describe the plans that are under way for the state's 150th anniversary of the war.
Although most may not immediately think of Connecticut when considering the Civil War, the state was extensively involved in the conflict. More than 30 regiments from the state were sent to the front. The state also had an extensive industrial capacity and an active home front. Connecticut is also home to more than 130 Civil War monuments.
Warshauer received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Central Connecticut State University in 1990. He completed his Master of Arts in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1997 in American studies at Saint Louis University. He joined the faculty at CCSU in the fall of 1997, and has served as editor of "Connecticut History" since 2003. In 2007, he won the Connecticut State University Trustees Research Award.
His teaching interests include American political and constitutional history, historiography, sectionalism, the Jacksonian Era, and the Civil War. He was a finalist for CCSU's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. He continues his research on Jacksonian America while developing new research projects on aspects of Connecticut's history. He has authored several books and publications and is a recognized expert on Andrew Jackson.