Thursday, December 15th 2016
The Southern-created Myth of the Lost Cause has long dominated Americans’ remembrance of the Civil War, the country’s watershed event. In many ways, that Myth has been America’s most successful propaganda campaign. Historian Ed Bonekemper will examine the accuracy of the Myth and how it has affected our perception of slavery, states’ rights, the nature of the Civil War, and the military performance of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and James Longstreet.
Please pre-register no more than three weeks in advance by emailing your name, phone number and number attending to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the library at 626-2255.