When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Songs of the Civil War

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Wednesdays, February 19 – March 19

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by June Sawyers
This class has been cancelled.

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.

Materials List
Course packet, to be purchased in class

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Five sessions, $190.
This class has been cancelled.