Christian G. Samito
Key Note Speaker
Author and professor, Christian G. Samito earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a doctorate in American history from Boston College. In addition to authoring Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil War Era, he is the editor of Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Patrick R. Guiney, Ninth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; "Fear Was Not in Him": The Civil War Letters of Major General Francis C. Barlow, U.S.A.; and Changes in Law and Society During the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Legal History Documentary Reader. He edits a series about the legal history of the Civil War era, has taught at Boston College and presently teaches at Boston University School of Law, and practices law in Boston.