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Additional Reading on the Civil War
Read these other recommended titles for additional perspectives on the era of the American Civil War.
What is "Making Sense of the American Civil War"?
From the moment Americans found themselves pulled into a civil war of unimaginable scale and consequence, they tried desperately to make sense of what was happening to them. From the secession crisis into the maelstrom of battle, from the nightmare of slavery into the twilight of emancipation, Americans of all backgrounds confronted the chaos with stories to explain how things had come to be. People continued to tell themselves those stories about the war and its meaning for the next century and a half, and they probably always will.
Join us as we read those words written and uttered by powerful voices from the past and present during this four-part book discussion series. Discover one of the most formative eras of our nation's history as award-winning American military historian, author and professor of history at OSU, Dr. Mark Grimsley leads participants to uncover the many perspectives of the American Civil War.
Series Dates & Times
Book Discussion Kits for this series are available at the Adult Services Desk in the library. Books may be checked out through the Westerville Library or are available for purchase at the Polaris Barnes and Noble or online through Amazon.
Related Events at the Westerville Library
Saturday, September 15 from 10am - 6pm
Library's Local History Center
Presentation: 7pm, Meet and Greet: 8pm