"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" is designed as a series of five conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or uttered by powerful voices from the past and present, facilitated by Kathleen Hilliard, Assistant Professor at Iowa State University.
The theme for this first discussion is "Imagining War." Before the discussion, participants should read March by Geraldine Brooks and Louisa May Alcott's "Journal kept at the hospital, Georgetown, D.C." from America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries.
This discussion series is open to the public. Registration is required. To sign up for this series, visit the Library's Information Desk or call (515) 239-5656.
Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES and the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION.