Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
The Mercer Island Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series in commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial. The series encourages you to consider the legacy of the Civil War and Emancipation.
Each discussion will be led by project scholar, Dr. Lorraine McConaghy, Public Historian from the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
Could not make it to the discussion? View the introductory comments by Dr. McConaghy at previous presentations:
Sunday, February 12, 2pm: Choosing Sides - Part 1
Sunday, February 12, 2pm: Choosing Sides - Part 2
Sunday, February 12, 2pm: Choosing Sides - Part 3
Featured Texts for Discussion
American Civil War Resources
Traditional library resources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, directories, and other trusted sources
Web Sites with: Overviews, Causes, & Timelines; Battles & Casualties; Biographies; and African Americans, Slavery, & Emancipation
Suggested Fiction and Non-Fiction for kids, teens, and adults.
Music, movies, photos, maps, and newspapers.
DEWEY DECIMAL CALL NUMBERS IN THE LIBRARY
970 General History of North America
973 United States History
973.1 Early History To 1607
973.2 Colonial Period, 1607-1775
973.3 Periods Of Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1789
973.4 Constitutional Period, 1789-1809
973.7 Administration Of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865 Civil War
973.8 Reconstruction Period, 1865-1901
Handouts from the Discussion Series
Washington State and the Civil War