Civil War Book Discussion: America’s War Anthology (Part II)

February 5, 2013

The College of Southern Maryland is please to announce the second Civil War Book Discussion will be held at the College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata Campus on February 5, 2013, from 7-9PM in the Center for Business and Industry, Room BI-113E.   This will be the second of a five part series sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, in which three books will be discussed.  Loaner copies of the books to be discussed are available on a first come, first serve basis in the LaPlata campus library.

Civil War Discussion: America’s War Anthology Part Two

Discussions continue with the conflict that is presented when the Confederacy and the Union are formed and Americans experience a split in beliefs and loyalties.  Abolitionists, including the March family from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, encourage Frederick Douglass to make a speech on their behalf, but Douglass gives gives them more than they asked for by stripping away any illusions white Americans may have had about their innocence, confronting them directly with the hypocrisy of a nation dedicated to freedom and built on slavery.  Abraham Lincoln attempts to restore division as he is elected into presidency; Robert E. Lee embodies the agony of disunion and Mark Twain tells of his own wayward path in the confusing early days of the war.

Admission is free. For more details, please call 301-934-7606 or visit

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