Culture Connect Featured Event
Lecture & Book Signing: Lincoln’s Hundred Days
Tuesday, October 9 7pm
Members: Free; Non-members: $5. For more information visit our website or register online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wefd8ddab&oeidk=a07e61xqom9f2b846be Registration ends at noon on the day of the lecture.
Louis Masur’s latest book, Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union is the first book to examine the critical period and the important changes between the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September, 1862 and the final document issued on January 1, 1863. In those tumultuous hundred days, and as battlefield deaths mounted, debate over the war and slavery raged. Masur employs vast primary sources to portray the daily struggles and enormous consequences of the president’s efforts as Lincoln led a nation through war and toward emancipation. A book signing will follow the lecture.