5:45 – 7:45 pm
No other war in American history has produced such a variety of songs as the Civil War. We will examine the role of song during the war and the function it played in the formation of American identity. The songs—often maudlin but also devastatingly blunt—reflected the time, and many of them remain recognizable today.
June Sawyers lectures and writes about popular and traditional music.
Course packet, to be purchased in class
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Five sessions, $190.
This class has been cancelled.