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Making Sense of the American Civil War

More than 150 years later, the legacy of the Civil War continues to affect our nation.  Join us for a special discussion series and other programs that will examine the impact of that long ago war on America's past and present.


Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
A series of conversations about the legacy of the Civil War, structured around three books and led by two local scholars of the period, Dr. James Stewart and Stephen Osman. Book discussions will center on critical turning points in the conflict. No registration required.

PART I: IMAGINING WAR
Wednesday, September 12, 7 p.m.
RCL--Roseville

Main reading selection: March by Geraldine Brooks.
Discussion led by Jim Stewart.
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PART II: CHOOSING SIDES
Wednesday, October 10, 7 p.m.
RCL-Roseville

Selections from the anthology America's War.
Discussion led by Jim Stewart.
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PART III: MAKING SENSE OF SHILOH
Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
RCL-Roseville

Selections from the anthology America's War.
Discussion led by Stephen Osman.

PART IV: THE SHAPE OF WAR
Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m.
RCL-Roseville

Main reading selection: Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson.
Discussion led by Stephen Osman.

PART V: WAR AND FREEDOM
Wednesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
RCL-Roseville

Selections from the anthology America's War.
Discussion led by Jim Stewart.
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Books in the Series


Discussion Leaders for the Series

This reading and discussion series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association with additional support from the Minnesota Humanities Center.

                 

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