Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War in Worland

Posted on May 7, 2013 | 0 comments

May 21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Washakie County Library
1019 Coburn Avenue
Worland, WY 82401


As part of Reading Wyoming, this program  probes meanings of the Civil War that are “hidden in plain sight” behind the key questions and main characters so familiar to us. Program participants may be surprised to encounter in the readings such a large cast of characters, so broad a range of perspectives, and so dense a web of circumstances. After considering the vast sweep and profound breadth of Civil War experience, readers will understand that the American Civil War was not a single thing, or a simple thing. And yet they will also see emancipation—the end of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world—take its place as the central story of the war.






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