Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New RELIC Series: “Making Sense of the American Civil War”

Thursdays Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17
6:00-7:45 pm
Bossier Parish Library Historical Center Meeting Room
2206 Beckett St., Bossier City 71111

This is a new program in the Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) discussion series that looks at the national experience and consequences of the American Civil War, coinciding with the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the War.  Last year’s Civil War RELIC program held here focused on Civil War events and experiences within our state.  The discussions will be led by Dr. Stephen Webre, Chair of the Department of History at Louisiana Tech University

Texts include: March, by Geraldine brooks (historical fiction based on the character of the father, a Union soldier, from the classic novel Little Women) prominent historian James McPherson’s Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, and the anthology America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150 Anniversaries, edited by Edward Ayers of the University of Richmond.

Those interested in attending should register in advance at the Historical Center or by telephone at 746-7717. Spaces are limited. The featured books are already available for pick-up in the Historical Center.

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