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Making Sense of the American Civil War

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In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary, Making Sense of the American Civil War is a reading and discussion program that explores literary works about the American Civil War. Co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Library Association (ALA), MHC and community organizations, this series focuses on different perspectives of the Civil War and the varying experiences of individuals from different genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. Questions? Contact Andrea Lewis.


Five organizations will host Making Sense of the American Civil War in fall 2013-spring 2014:

  • Carroll County Public Library
  • Frederick County Public Libraries and Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Garrett Lakes Arts Festival
  • Jewish Museum of Maryland
  • Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove

Click here to learn more about our host sites.


Read an essay by Edward L. Ayers here.