Civil War Book Discussion: March and America’s War (Part I)

January 29, 2013

The College of Southern Maryland is pleased to announce it will be hosting Civil War Book Discussions, Tuesdays through March.  The first of Civil War Book Discussions-combo bookCivil War Book Discussions this five part series, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, will take place at The College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus on January 29, 2013, from 7-9PM in the Center for Business and Industry Building, Room BI-113.  Loaner copies of the books to discussed are available on a first come first serve basis in the La Plata campus library.

Civil War Book Discussion:  March and America’s War Anthology Part I

Discussions center around Geraldine Brooks book, March, which tells its story through the characters of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, by representing the point of view of the father of the girls in Little Women, Reverend March.  The reader travels with the chaplain into places where he is not wanted, where his values elicit ridicule and contempt.  The harsh world of slavery, men and war challenges everything the March family believes in, including one another.  Another voice in the first conversation is Louisa May Alcott’s, drawn from her experiences as a nurse for the union in 1862.  Alcott tells of her determination to find a purpose for her life by helping the hospitals in Washington, D.C.  She experiences the horror, satisfaction and deep personal trials during her time with the wounded, ill and dying men.  Attendance is free.  For more information, please call 301-934-7606 or visit

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