David Blight

Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 1:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State St.

Chicago, 

IL 

60605

Presenter

Chicago Public Library
312-747-4300

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Acclaimed Civil War historian David Blight discusses and signs his latest book, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War’s centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of America's most incisive writers—Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson and James Baldwin—explored the gulf between remembrance and reality. This event is cosponsored by Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.