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A Swift Survey of American History: A Country in Crisis 1850-1870 Sect. B  

We will start by examining the physical and moral crisis of the Civil War - its causes, its outcomes, and especially July 1863, the turning point of the war when the south lost both Vicksburg and Gettysburg. There will be compelling biographies of the obscure, like Elmer Ellsworth, and the famous, like Ulysses S. Grant, then a look at Reconstruction, its promise and its faltering, as the tired country moved on without resolution. Kristi holds an MA in museum studies from George Washington U. She has been a storyteller in both performance and therapeutic settings. However, her main focus has been teaching for the past 30 years. She has taught courses in history, civics, philosophy, and mythology to 16-86 year olds and nothing compares to making history come alive.