Saturday, February 15, 2020


Jepson-Neises Auditorium

207 West York Street

Donald L. Miller


Vicksburg tells the full story of Grant’s year-long campaign to win the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. In the course of the campaign, tens of thousands of slaves fled to the Union lines, where more than twenty thousand became soldiers, while others seized the plantations they had been forced to work on, destroying the economy of a large part of Mississippi and creating a social revolution. Donald L. Miller brings to life all the drama, characters, and significance of Vicksburg, a historic moment that rivals any war story in history.


Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History Emeritus at Lafayette College and author of ten books, including Masters of the Air, which is currently being made into a television series by Tom Hanks. He has hosted, co-produced, or served as historical consultant for more than thirty television documentaries and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.