Maine Historical Society Book Group: Making Sense of the American Civil War

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Facilitator: Candace Kanes, MHS Historian and Maine Memory Network Curator


Join us this January through May for our fifth annual MHS reading group--a great opportunity to engage in discussions about history and connect with members of the MHS community.

Created and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of its We the People initiative, “Making Sense of the Civil War” is a Maine Humanities Council “Let’s Talk About It” program designed as a succession of five conversations exploring different facets of the Civil War experience. Each session will explore a different topic informed by reading the words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.

Books will be provided on loan by Maine Humanities Council and include March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson, and America’s War, an anthology published by the NEH expressly for this series. There is no charge for this year's group.