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Course to explore causes of Civil War

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will bring back popular lecturer Jon Stallard—joined this time by his wife Tami—for “Genesis of Civil War.” The three-session course will take place on February 15 and 22, and March 1 (Fridays), from 1-3 p.m. at RCC’s Warsaw Campus.

The battles and leaders of the American Civil War are well known. Less understood is the question of how a nation “so conceived and so dedicated” could split within a generation of its founding. This course examines the sectional, social and political differences between North and South from the earliest 17th-century settlements, through 18th-century colonial rivalries, to the desperate but futile compromises of the first half of the 19th century.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Genesis of Civil War” and other RILL courses, or to register, call Sharon Drotleff at the RCC Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or email .

posted 01.30.2013

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