"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense Of The Civil War"
Salt Lake Main Library Session
"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War" is a reading and discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Utah Humanities Council, the Fort Douglas Museum, History Department Salt Lake Community College and Salt Lake City Main Library.
The books for the series include:
Geraldine Brooks, March
James McPherson, Crossroad of Freedom: Antietam
Edward Ayers, editor, America's War, talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries (co-published by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012)
Salt Lake City Main Library, Salt Lake City Utah sessions (August 2012-November 2012)
All sessions will be held in the Special Collections Room at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. All sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the designated dates, unless otherwise specified. Please note the readings for each session. Copies of the three books for this series can be checked out from the library on the first evening, and if needed, on following evenings of the program.
SESSION ONE: August 28, 2012, Salt Lake City Main Library 7:00 PM
Readings: Opening discussion of the Civil War, the readings and the program schedule
SESSION TWO: September 11, 2012, Salt Lake Main Library 7:00 PM
"A House Divided: Sectional Roots of the Civil War"
"America's War" : chapters 1-10 inclusive, March: CH 1-3
SESSION THREE: October 2, 2012, Salt Lake City Main Library, 7:00 PM
"Antietam:The First Critical Turning Point of the Civil War"
"Antietam: The Battle that Changed the Course of the Civil War" (all) , March: Ch. 4-7
SESSION FOUR: October 23 2012, Salt Lake City Main Library, 7:00 PM
"Emancipation and the Paradoxes of War"
Readings: "America's War" : Ch. 2, 4, 8, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25; March" ch. 14-16
SESSION FIVE: November 15, 2012, Salt Lake Main Library, 7:00 PM
""A Promised Land of Universal Freedom?: race and Citizenship in the Post-War American South"
Reading: "America's War" : ch 25, 27, 28; March: ch. 17-19
** The last hour of this session will feature a panel discussion with Marianne Mcknight, Chris Case, Ted Moore, and Tami Hoskisson***