Civil War Lectures 2012-2013 • 7:00 pm
Brattleboro, Brooks Memorial Library, March 6
Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Douglass and Lincoln—one born a slave, the other born dirt poor—became respectively one of the nation's greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor and leading Civil War scholar John Stauffer examines their friendship, the striking similarities in their lives, and their legacies.
Norwich, Norwich Public Library and Norwich Historical Society, June 5 (rescheduled from December 5)
American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. David Blight, Yale professor and acclaimed author of Race and Reunion, considers how Americans looked on the War’s centennial during the early 1960s and explores the gulf between remembrance and reality. Sponsor: Stave Puzzles
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