Saturday, March 03, 2012

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War

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The Birmingham Public Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series called Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War. In commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the series encourages participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation.

The program Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War consists of group discussion events held at the library on the following works:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006)
  • Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002)
  • America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward L. Ayers (American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012)

The series is open to all adults in the community (registration is required) and is led by Dr. Victoria E. Ott, Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College and author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War series is developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local support for the series is provided by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Birmingham Public Library.




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