Civil War Discussion Series

Making Sense of the Civil War Discussion Series
America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, an anthology edited by Edward L. Ayers
America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, an anthology edited by Edward L. Ayers

To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Frederick County Public Libraries and Monocacy National Battlefield present “Making Sense of the American Civil War.” This program includes readings and discussions that focus on different perspectives of the Civil War and the varying experiences of individuals from different genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of the American Civil War experience, using sections from three books: March by Geraldine Brooks; Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson; and America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, an anthology edited by Edward L. Ayers.

This series is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association, the Maryland Humanities Council, and the National Park Service.

Copies of each book will be available for a limited number of participants to borrow for the length of the series - contact the library at 301-600-7004 if you need copies of the books. Events are free and do not require registration.