The Civil War Fall Lecture Series Lecture #3- 'New York Politics and the Civil War'

What:The Civil War Fall Lecture Series - Lecture #3 - “New York Politics and the Civil War” When:Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / 7:00 to 9:00pm Where:Genesee Community College Conable Technology Building T102 / One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020 Who:All history enthusiasts BACKGROUND: While continuing its commitment to educate students and the surrounding communities, Genesee Community College will host the third of four lectures in a series on the Civil War.

What:The Civil War Fall Lecture Series - Lecture #3 - “New York Politics and the Civil War”

When:Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where:Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building T102 / One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:All history enthusiasts

BACKGROUND:
While continuing its commitment to educate students and the surrounding communities, Genesee Community College will host the third of four lectures in a series on the Civil War. The lecture series takes place in the Conable Technology Building of GCC’s Batavia Campus. All the lectures are free and open to the public. Pre-registration for each lecture is encouraged. The third lecture, “New York Politics and the Civil War” is led by Garth Swanson, associate professor of History at GCC.

As the nation’s most populous and wealthiest state during the Civil War, New York exerted a significant influence on the direction of the nation from 1861 to 1865. In his talk, Garth Swanson, will examine the rough and tumble New York political scene, exploring the colorful figures, issues and events that made the Empire State a fascinating microcosm of the Union during the war.

The subsequent lectures, held in conjunction with the Genesee County Civil War Commemoration Committee, includes the following topic:
•December 13 -"The Impact of the Civil War on Genesee County: Waving Good Bye to your Loved Ones" by Sue Conklin, Genesee County Historian.

To register for any of the Civil War lectures, please contact The BEST Center at 585-345-6868 or email bestcenter@genesee.edu.

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