Civil War Reading and Discussion Series

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dr. Kristen Oertel, Mary Frances Barnard Chair of 19th-Century American History

Dr. Kristen Oertel will lead reading and discussion sessions at Tulsa City-County Library on the subject of The Civil War.  Kristen Oertel is the Mary Frances Barnard Chair of 19th-Century American History and teaches in the History Department at The University of Tulsa.

"Making Sense of the American Civil War:  A Reading and Discussion Series in America's Libraries" will explore different facets of the Civil War experience by reading words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.

Beginning Wednesday, September 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., five sessions will continue every other week in the library Genealogy Center located at 2901 S. Harvard Avenue.  The list of books which class members will be reading includes:

  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • Crossroad of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson
  • America's War:  Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversary , a new anthology edited by Edward L. Ayers

The class, for adults, will meet in the library and you should call 918-549-7691 to register.  The five-session discussion series is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Oklahoma Humanities Council, and American Library Association.

Dr. Kristen Oertel