Colleges and the Civil War 

Other - Lecture/Discussion

Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Worcester State University: Student Center
Blue Lounge
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
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The Department of History and Political Science at Worcester State University welcomes Professor Michael David Cohen of the University of Tennessee. Cohen, a Worcester native, is the author of the new book "Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War." He will speak about the experiences of colleges and their students during the war, when the Union and Confederate Armies commandeered some campuses and many students joined those armies as soldiers or nurses. He will also discuss the Civil War's lasting influence on higher education, including the expansion of access to African Americans and the working class. Free and open to the public.

The Worcester State University Department of History and Political Science continues its 2nd annual commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War. The department cordially invites area schools, Worcester community members, university students, faculty, staff and the general public to share in our commemoration of the U.S. Civil War featuring guest speakers and performance art.

Cost: FREE

Suggested Audiences: Elders, College, Elders, College


Last Modified: September 18, 2012 at 5:14 PM

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