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Facets of the American Civil War

May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you are interested in the American Civil War, its literature, and/or its visual art, this short course may be the one for you. The class will focus on the areas of slavery, medicine, battles, Lincoln, and military mascots (yes, pets were with the troops) as we look at various pieces of visual art and literature which enhance the study of each of these five areas. Also included will be a discussion of little-known facts and unusual bits of knowledge connected to these areas.
While several short readings will be presented in class, attendees may want to read the following works before the class. These pieces are found on the Internet and will provide a basis for some of the discussions.

• Lincoln’s “Second Inaugural Address”
• Whitman’s poem “O Captain! My Captain!”
• Jourdon Anderson’s letter “To My Old Master”
• Frederick Douglass’ ” Fourth of July Oration – 1852″
• Lincoln’s poem “The Maniac”
• “Another Yankee Doodle” Anonymous poem
• Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poem “Brother Jonathan’s Lament”
• “Charge of the Mule Brigade” Anonymous poem

Lecturer: Beth Young, retired educator at Quincy Senior High School, John Wood Community College, and Quincy University.

POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.

For more information:
Call 217-228-5594
Email: polis@quincy.edu
Online: www.quincy.edu/academic/polis


May 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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