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Visiting Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Civil War Writing

June 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Walt Whitman’s Broad View

In conjunction with our new temporary exhibit, “To Give It All to this Cause”: The Beecher Family and the Civil War (opening July 1), Harriet Beecher Stowe House this summer will host monthly discussions on the literature of the War by authors who lived through it on the battlefield, in hospitals caring for the wounded, and on the home front.

Join us on Wednesdays during June, July, and August. The house opens for tours at 6 p.m., and discussions begin at 7 p.m. Discussions are always free and open to the public. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are provided. Led by John Getz, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University. Readings are not long: find on line, search by titles and authors.

Suggested reading: Whitman, Drum-Taps (final version, 1881), especially –
“Beat! Beat! Drums!,” “Cavalry Crossing a Ford,” “Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night,” “A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown,” “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim,” “The Wound Dresser,” “Dirge for Two Veterans,” “Reconciliation,” and “To a Certain Civilian,” plus “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”

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Date:
June 6, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Harriet Beecher Stowe House

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House
2950 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206 United States
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Phone
513-751-0651
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