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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Gender in the Civil War

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:30 p.m.

The Union Club of Boston
8 Park Street
Boston, MA

As the United States recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, CAS Professor of History Nina Silber will provide a general understanding of gender roles in the war. Apart from Gettysburg and the battle history, the social history of the Civil War led to lasting effects for future generations. In both the Union and Confederate territories, the variety of new roles, from solider to farm laborer, led to consequences that affected the outcome of the conflict. This burden also left mothers and daughters at home with new opportunities for themselves and their families.