The Stroke of Midnight: New Year’s Observances during the Civil War Era

Lecture Description

This illustrated lecture looks closely at the observance of New Year’s during the Civil War Era. Taking three different sites where the New Year’s was anticipated and celebrated in different ways — African-American churches and communities, the White House in Washington, D.C., and the Confderacy’s capital city, Richmond, Virginia — the lecture considers a range of issues associated with American culture during the Civil War.

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Civil War and Reconstruction Social and Cultural

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