F302 Fall 2018 Abe vs. Jeff, Part 2: The Civil War as Seen from Both Sides
Tuesdays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 18–Sept. 25
Instructor: Rosalyn Schanzer
This past spring we found out why two American presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, really went to war in the first place. Now, in Part 2, the terrible battles begin. Who did the fighting and why? What strategies did Abe and Jeff and their generals use? How did most people die, what were the prison camps like, what was the shocking finale of the war, and what happened as a consequence of the war? Using their own words, we will hear from Abe, Jeff, a multitude of spies, free and enslaved black people, soldiers of every stripe, music makers, and ordinary men, women, and children who lived, fought, and died during and after the war. Which versions of this tale will they tell?
Rosalyn Schanzer is the multiple award-winning author and illustrator of 16 books for children and young adults featuring history’s greatest adventures. She speaks to audiences all over America and has taught many classes at OLLI as well, weaving her remarkable artwork into the mix.