5:45 – 7:45 pm
We will discuss how Northerners and Southerners saw the moral stakes of the American Civil War, and whether the moral ends of the conflict, both as perceived and as actually achieved by the combatants, warranted the often ruthless means used to fight the war. For the first session, please read part one of Upon the Altar of the Nation by Harry Stout.
Joseph Harrington holds an M.A. in history from the University of Connecticut. He has led numerous Newberry seminars.
Stout, Harry S., Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War; ISBN 978-0-14-303876-4
Fredrickson, George M., The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union; ISBN 0-252-06274-4
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $200.