A Scholar-led Discussion Series at the Fayetteville Public Library
The Fayetteville Public Library will host “The Shape of War” book discussion on Sunday, February 19 at 2pm. The discussion is based on the book Crossroads of Freedom by James McPherson (available for checkout at the library.)
This is part of Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences, funded through a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
This five-part series of reading and discussion programs will take place monthly and each will focus on a different facet of the Civil War experience, using one or more common texts as a foundation and touchstone. The texts include works of historical fiction and interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, short stories and nonfiction.
Dr. Daniel Sutherland, Distinguished Professor of History at University of Arkansas, leads each discussion. Dr. Sutherland has written eight books and edited five others. He has published over forty book chapters and articles in both popular magazines and scholarly journals. He has received over thirty honors, awards, and research grants. Five of his books have been selected by the History Book Club.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 856.7250