Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Talking About Writers of the Civil War

The Middlesex County Historical Society presents "Shock and Awe in 1862: American Writers and the Meaning of the Civil War" on Thursday March 7 at 7 pm in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library 123 Broad Street. Trinity College Professor Christopher Hager will trace the different ways American authors including Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Davis responded to the shocking turns of events that marked the second year of the Civil War. There will also be copies of his new book, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (Harvard University Press) for sale and inscription. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-347-0746.

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