The Battle Bow Will Be Broken: The Civil War, Lincoln, and the Tension at the Heart of America
November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On November 3, Gil Greco will give the third talk in the series “It’s Complicated: The Histories Behind What We Think We Know.”
The history of the Civil War is fraught with controversy. Was the Confederacy a treasonous faction betraying the Constitution or a sovereign nation state defending its territory? Was the war fought over slavery or states rights? Was Lincoln a tyrant or our greatest President? While this talk will explore the contours and merits of the debate, it will focus on making a nuanced interpretation of the Civil War and why the issues involved still need to be reckoned with to this day.
Gil Greco graduated from Gutenberg in 2012 after writing his senior thesis on C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell. He taught high school literature in Missouri for four years and now serves as house manager for Gutenberg College’s Residence Program with his wife, Erin, with whom he parents their three sons.
This class may be attended in person at Gutenberg College or online via Zoom. There is no charge for in-person attendance. There is a small charge for remote attendance. Registration is required to attend via Zoom.