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Snell to give Civil War lecture

By Staff | Sep 9, 2011

Snell (submitted)

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library will sponsor a talk, “The Causes of the Civil War: A Primer,” by Mark Snell on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Legislative Center on the Shepherd University campus in Shepherdstown.

The program is free and open to the public.

Snell’s lecture will cover the major sectional issues that led to the Civil War, from the nation’s founding through the tumultuous decade of the 1850s to the election of Abraham Lincoln.

Snell is the director of Shepherd’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. He is also the author or editor of several books on the Civil War. At Shepherd, he teaches courses on Civil War history as well as World War I and World War II.

The presentation is made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council. The council has established a Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau to encourage communities to present programs related to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This lecture is a continuation of the partnership between the Humanities Council and FOSL that has provided Living History programs for many years.

For further information, contact Larry Blash at larry blash@frontier.com or 304-876-2924.