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Video: Making Sense of the American Civil War – Part V – War and Freedom

The fifth and final discussion of our Making Sense of the American Civil War program series.

Please join us for a reception and viewing of the film Shiloh: A Fiery Trail on Thursday, April 18th, at 6:00 pm in the Meeting Rooms at the Central Library.  (Feel free to wear your period costume!)

MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR – PART V: WAR AND FREEDOM from Memphis Public Library on Vimeo.

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Video: Making Sense of the American Civil War – Part IV – The Shape of War

Here is Part IV of our ongoing series, Making Sense of the American Civil War.  Join us Thursday, March 28th, at 6:00 pm for Part V: War and Freedom.

MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR – PART IV: THE SHAPE OF WAR from Memphis Public Library on Vimeo.

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Video: Making Sense of the American Civil War – Part II – Choosing Sides

Here is Part II of our series, Making Sense of the American Civil War.

Join us Thursday, February 21st, at 6 pm in the Memphis Room for Part III: Making Sense of Shiloh.

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Video: Making Sense of the American Civil War – Part I – Imagining the War

Did you miss the first night of our series, Making Sense of the American Civil War?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

You can view Professor Huebner’s discussion right here and get ready for Part II in the series: Choosing Sides, which will take place in the Memphis Room on Thursday, January 31st, at 6:00 pm.

MAKING SENSE OF THE CIVIL WAR – PART I: IMAGINING THE WAR from Memphis Public Library on Vimeo.

 

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by | January 17, 2013 · 12:47 pm

TONIGHT!

Flyer for January Civil War program

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by | January 10, 2013 · 12:02 pm

Coming Soon: Making Sense of the American Civil War

Beginning Jan. 10, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host Making Sense of the American Civil War, a scholar-led reading and discussion program. This program is organized as a five-part series of conversations that aim to get below the surface of familiar stories about the Civil War battles to explore the complex challenges brought on by the war.

The conversation begins with Geraldine Brooks’ novel March, a meditation on America as it faces the plague of war. Brooks tells its story through the character of Reverend March, the father from Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Little Women. The novel compares fiction and firsthand testimony from Alcott herself to illuminate the challenges war presents to individuals’ beliefs.

More information: Brochure

Flyer for January Civil War program

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