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Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
March by Brooks cover imageJoin us for a reading and discussion program on Saturday, September 22 at 11AM in the Main Library Auditorium.  The library is hosting this program, sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities,  to encourage participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation.

The thought-provoking titles chosen for this program are:

· March by Geraldine Brooks
· Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson
· America's War: Talking About the  Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries Edited by Edward L Ayers

Dr. Jane Dabel, Associate Professor of History at California State University Long Beach, will lead a discussion about the books. Dr. Dabel is the author of A Respectable Woman: The Public Roles of African American Women in 19th-Century New York. She is currently working on a book about the economic roles of African American women following the Civil War.

This event is made possible by California Reads with support from Cal Humanities, in partnership with California Center for the Book. Visit www.calhum.org for more information.


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