David Blight

September 30, 2011

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David Blight

Acclaimed Civil War historian David Blight discusses 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.

Recorded Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Harold Washington Library Center.