Mark Twain and the Civil War

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Event Details

To this day, US casualty rates in the Civil War have exceeded those of all the wars our nation has known.  Young men in America would have been on the Rebel Side, the Union side, or might have escaped the battles and lived the Gold Rush reality of the Western settlers.  Mark Twain once boasted:  “I am not an American; I am THE American.”  Amazingly he was at different times rebel, union, and Gold Rush Westerner.  Much of the way we see the Civil War is directly related to Mark Twain—from Huckleberry Finn to his publishing of the Ulysses S. Grant’s war memoir.  Join us for a discussion of Mark Twain’s Civil War with Rosemary Irwin. 

This program will be conducted in Zoom.  You must enter a valid e-mail to register.  We will send you the link to join the class the day before the presentation.  You will be able to interact virtually, and ask questions!  If you are planning to use a phone or tablet, please download the Zoom app before the event!

Presented by Rosemary Irwin in cooperation with the Greece Historical Society. 


Event Type(s): Adult Program, Find New Audiences
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Greece Historical Society

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