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Iowa Stories of the Civil War

Humanities Speaker Kenneth Lyftogt's program entitled "Iowa Stories of the Civil War" features stories of Iowa's particpation in the civil War that are often overlooked.
When May 22, 2007
from 06:25 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Elkader Public Library
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Contact Phone 563-245-1446
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This program features stories that were gleaned from diaries, letters and personal accounts from soldiers such as John Rath, George Butler and Matthew Mark Turnbull. To tell such stories is to address the major issues of the war: slavery, racism, heroism and tragedy. Kenneth Lyftogt, a lecturer in the Department of History , University of Northern Iowa and author of Left for Dixie: The Civil War Diary of John Rath and Blue Mills to Columbia.

This program is free of charge and open to all abilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, pleace call 563-245-1446 in advance.

Sponsored by Humanities Iowa, The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Friends of the Elkader Public Library.

Refreshments will be served.


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This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.