Please join us for our four-session winter/spring Reading and Discussion Series— ‘Making Sense of the Civil War’— with scholar Suzanne Brown, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. We’ll be using works of historical fiction, primary documents such as speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories, as well as current research to examine a broad range of perspectives in an exploration of the Civil War.
Book discussion schedule below. All discussions take places on Fridays at 4:30pm:
February 16: March by Geraldine Brooks
March 9: America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, edited by Edward L. Ayers (1st of 2 discussions about this book)
April 6: America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, edited by Edward L. Ayers (2nd of 2 discussions about this book)
April 27: Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson
Copies of the four books in the series will be available for check out at the library in January.
This discussion series was developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.