OLLI: Reconstruction and Recovery - The Post-Civil War South

OLLI: Reconstruction and Recovery - The Post-Civil War South

01/12/2018 - 1:30pm
01/26/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
02/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
02/09/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
02/16/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
02/23/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
Reconstruction and Recovery:  The Post-Civil War South
Old Dixie was shocked and humiliated by her unexpected defeat at the hands of the detested Yankees.  Incredibly, "The Chivalry" had been beaten by soulless, materialistic Northerners.  How would the loyal sons and daughters of the Confederacy react to the Unthinkable?  Carry on the struggle, or join the modern world and create a commercial, urban culture where cotton and sugar cane once grew?  This class will trace the moral and political struggle post-war Southerners faced in the wake of utter ruin.
 
 
Mick Chantler, MA has been a student and instructor of early American studies for over forty years. He currently teaches at several Bay Area Lifelong Learning Programs, including Sonoma State University, Dominican University, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. Additionally, Mick teaches in the Road Scholars Program, and at many Senior Citizen Centers throughout the North Bay.  His primary interests include the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, but he also has lectured on Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. Mick is a member of several scholarly organizations, including the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, the Lincoln Forum, and the Society for American Baseball Research. He has lived in Sonoma California for over fifty years.