Making Sense of the American Civil War is designed as a series of five conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or uttered by powerful voices from the past and present.
The series focuses on three books: March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson, and Americaâ€™s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, edited by Edward L. Ayers.
Dr. Keith Williams of St. Anselmâ€™s College will facilitate the series. Dr. Williams teaches nineteenth and twentieth-century African American Literature including the U.S. Civil War and the Harlem Renaissance.
The library has the three texts available for loan to the first 20 people that register for the series. The program is open the public and is free. Participants may register online or call the library. For more information please call Andrea Thorpe at 863-3430.