Going to Kansas City
If you are in the next few months, here are some things to do:
All programs begin at 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri
Presented by Dr. Ethan S. Rafuse
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson left his job as an educator to serve the Confederacy and became one of its most successful military leaders. Jackson’s performances as a commander at places such as Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Harpers Ferry were critical to the ability of Confederate arms to achieve victories during the first two years of the Civil War.
ANTIETAM: THE BLOODIEST DAY
Featuring a roundtable of historians
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
September 17, 1862, is the bloodiest day in American military history. Hoping to break the will of the Federals, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee pushed north of the Potomac River. But the Union Army under George B. McClellan fought Lee to a draw, resulting in a “victory” that led to President Abraham Lincoln’s issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
THE POLITICS OF WAR
Presented by Dr. Terry Beckenbaugh
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The American Civil War was the product of the failure of the nation’s political leadership to resolve fundabmental debates between the North and South over the nature of the American republic and the meaning of constitutional liberty. As the conflict wore on, it became clear that divisions existed not only between the North and South, but also within each section. This presentation looks at the leaders of both North and South, the issues and ideologies that drove debate, and the effect politics had on the course and conduct of the war.
And coming up in 2013:
The Challenges of Command and Generalship: Good, Bad, and Ugly
The Battle of Vicksburg
African American Troops in the Civil War
Quantrill, Lawrence, and the Guerilla War in the West
Gettysburg and the Meaning of the War
For more information: kclibrary.org, 816.701.3407
Three years ago, the library sponsored a roundtable on Gettysburg, which can be viewed here.