New Exhibit on Princeton and the Civil War Opens on 9/17/12 at Mudd Library

“Your True Friend and Enemy”: Prince­ton and the Civil War, a new exhi­bi­tion at Prince­ton University’s See­ley G. Mudd Man­u­script Library, exam­ines life at the col­lege and within the town of Prince­ton against the back­drop of the War Between the States.  Through the eyes of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and townspeople—including women and African Americans—the exhi­bi­tion pro­vides a local view of this water­shed event in Amer­i­can his­tory. It opens on Sep­tem­ber 17, 2012, the 150th anniver­sary of the Bat­tle of Anti­etam, after which Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln issued the pre­lim­i­nary Eman­ci­pa­tion Proclamation.

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