Announcement: LINCOLN (A Civil War Era Side Event)

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Announcement: LINCOLN (A Civil War Era Side Event)

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After kicking around the idea for a while, I'm happy to announce LINCOLN (Lots of Interesting and Novel Content On Legendary Notables), a side event on the Civil War and Civil War Era. While the majority of this set will focus on the years 1861-1865, it will also include material from the 1850s, the Reconstruction Era, and modern thought and media on the war. This set will be written and edited by yours truly.

There will be 5 packets, each consisting of 20 powermarked tossups and no bonuses. Tossups will be approximately 7 lines each of 10-point Times New Roman font. The distribution is as follows:

9 Military History
2 Political History
2 Social History
2 Aftermath, Memory, and Historiography
2 Media and Culture
3 Mixed or Other

The difficulty of this set will likely be in the Nationals/Open-level space. Some answerlines will require a strong knowledge of the war and/or 19th century U.S. history, however I am endeavoring to include enough accessible answerlines so that anyone with a cursory interest in the time period can derive some enjoyment from this set.

I am not going to put a timetable or mirror information on this set quite yet, as so much of the quizbowl schedule is up in the air. Rest assured, though, that this will be my top quizbowl project for the month and I should be able to polish it off relatively soon for whatever events may happen, perhaps this summer or beyond.

If you have any questions about the set, let me know. I'm looking forward to sharing some new facets of the much-quizbowl-maligned Civil War sphere with you all!
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Will the movie Wild Wild West come up?????
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I am quote excited for this side event.
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Will dig my Dartmouth teammate Charles Jang up for this
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I'm interested in this. If it does happen please let me know.
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Re: Announcement: LINCOLN (A Civil War Era Side Event)

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Just as a quick update, this set is now halfway written. I have been informally playtesting the questions I have written thus far with non-quizbowler Civil War field friends and will continue to do so as I complete my writing/editing processes.
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