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Historical Reality Class

Historical Reality Class

October 14th, 2020 - November 18th, 2020
Cost: $52
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Historical Reality

Stranger Than Fiction — Civil War Duels, Fools, Scoundrels, and Rogues


Instructor: Herb Kaufman
Adjunct Professor at Manor College
Editorial Staff, The Civil War News

Many people love to read historical fiction. However, historical reality features strange but true extraordinary occurrences during the four years of the Civil War. These are the completely true and captivating stories that are buried deep in the vaults of history. While much of our history is dominated by the major battles and biographies of the key commanders, the four years of the Civil War also included a significant number of strange and highly unusual personalities and incidents that have generally escaped modern discussion. This course focuses on these often controversial incidents. Topics include the plot to bomb the White House; the plot to kill the Confederate President; the spy who was hung twice and buried in three places; dueling generals, murders, the plot to burn New York; sensational trials, and the stories of eccentric and unusual personalities and events.

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Wednesday Class Schedule

  • Oct 14, 2020 / 11:00 AM
  • Oct 21, 2020 / 11:00 AM
  • Oct 28, 2020 / 11:00 AM
  • Nov 4, 2020 / 11:00 AM
  • Nov 11, 2020 / 11:00 AM
  • Nov 18, 2020 / 11:00 AM