Thursday, March 19
James McPherson Presents The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.
Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)
About the book: In The War that Forged a Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity. From racial inequality and conflict between the North and South to questions of state sovereignty or the role of government in social change–these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The War that Forged a Nationlooks anew at the reasons America’s civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today.
Books will be available for purchase at this event.
This program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.
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