Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Art, Songs and Poems of the Civil War


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, October, 17, 24 & 31; November 7 & 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jannie M. Dresser, M.F.A., English and creative writing, Mills College
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

The chaos of the American Civil War produced a flow of vibrant and memorable creations in popular culture including songs, poetry, novels, and photography. Ms. Dresser invites us to dip into this rich stream with looks at Mathew Brady’s pioneering work in photo-journalism, Walt Whitman’s poems and his elegy for the assassinated president, the spirituals and code songs of the Underground Railroad, and the lasting impact of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Add investigation of private writings and memoirs of those who lived amidst the turmoil to the mix for a hearts-and-minds look at Americans in travail. It’s a mix that will touch our own hearts and minds.


Event Details

Date: 2019-10-17

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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