A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State, a Program at the Delaware Archives, Oct. 1, 2011

Press Release from the Delaware Public Archives

On Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will continue its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front.” Divided loyalties, a critical strategic position, and a major Federal prison made Delaware a tumultuous place to live and work during the Civil War years. From vigilante violence to patriotic demonstrations, the First State represented a microcosm of the American nation during the Civil War.

This will be the third in a series of four Civil War programs presented this year at the Archives by Dr. Steve Newton of Delaware State University. Dr. Newton is the author of nine books and an Associate Editor of North & South magazine. He has been a Professor of History and Political Science at Delaware State University since 1990. Currently, he serves as the Acting Chairman of the History, Political Science, and Philosophy Department at the University.

The program is free to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.


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