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W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

W19-80 THE CIVIL WAR: BROOKLYN, N.Y.C., AND LINCOLN
Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m.
3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Bud Livingston

BROOKLYN: Where did the Union troops go after their surrender at Fort Sumter in 1861? Where was Abraham Lincoln supposed to speak in 1860 before he delivered his Cooper Union Address? Where did the Squibb and Pfizer pharmaceutical companies begin their operations? Where was the Civil War’s most famous ship built, the one whose very existence changed naval warfare forever? Where was one of the Union’s most infamous prisoner-of-war camps located, whose inmates included both a Union and a Confederate general? The answer to all these questions is the same: Brooklyn!

NEW YORK CITY: In Civil War New York City, there was Dan Sickles, the era’s most famous unconvicted murderer; George Templeton Strong, the North’s most famous diarist, who had unflattering things to say about Abraham Lincoln; a German immigrant named Steinweg who became Steinway; the Garibaldi Guard, the strangest of all Union outfits, that issued orders in six different languages, and cameo roles for a host of people including John Wilkes Booth, Walt Whitman, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mathew Brady. We will also hear about the Draft Riots, the worst riots in American history.

PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S SECRET LIFE; NO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HIM: Perhaps “honest” Abe had a few secrets he kept to himself. Despite the public persona that any president exhibits, Lincoln managed to keep some aspects of his private life out of the public arena. Had there been social media in his day, what more would we know about the man? For example, what do you know about Lincoln’s sister? His duel? His great wealth? His patent? His German newspaper? His partner’s antagonism to his wife? Learn all about these and other unusual facets of the life of our 16th president.
Silver Member: $60; Gold Member: $54.

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Date:
January 24
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Website:
www.olliringlingcollege.org

Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://olliringlingcollege.org/