Want to Learn More About the Civil War?

Wilmington College Professor Opens History Course to Public

January 25, 2012

 In conjunction with Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, the Quaker Heritage Center is pleased to extend an invitation to you from Dr. Vinton Prince, Professor of History at Wilmington College.  Dr. Prince has generously offered to open his current course, "Topics in United States History: The Civil War," to members of the Wilmington community, starting February 1.  The course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 to 10:50 a.m.  The topics covered are:

  • February 1, 3, and 6: The Early War Years in the East and West
  • February 8, 10, and 13: Dealing with Slavery, Dealing with the Freedmen
  • February 15, 17, and 20: Conditions at the Front and on the Home Front
  • February 24, 27, and 29: Irregular Warfare, Domestic Problems
  • March 2: 1863 - Inconclusive or Pivotal?
  • March 14: Guest Lecturer - President Lincoln (Lincoln Interpreter Jim Crabtree)
  • March 17: 1863 - Inconclusive or Pivotal?
  • March 19, 21, 23, 26, and 28: Confederate Exhaustion, East & West
  • April 2 and 4: Early Reconstruction
  • April 9 and 11: The High Water Mark of Reconstruction
  • April 13, 16, 18, and 20: Destroying or Completing Reconstruction?
  • April 23, 25, and 27: Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War

Those interested in attending one or more class sessions should contact Ruth Brindle Dobyns at the Quaker Heritage Center (937/382-6661 x 719 or

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is a traveling exhibit organized by the National Constitution Cetner and the American Library Association and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It will be on display at the Quaker Heritage Center through February 17.