When cataclysmic events rock our present day—when it seems so clear that we are living history—it can feel impossible to know much beyond that visceral fact. That is, to know what history we are living, and where this moment will fit in the wider narrative of our times. Historian David Blight, one of the nation’s foremost scholars of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and particularly the role of memory in history, holds in his mind such a command of the last 300+ years of American and Southern life that he can endeavor, with confidence, to tell us what today means.
David Blight will give a lecture,"Healing and Justice? Civil War Memory in the Wake of Charleston, June 2015" at the Charleston Library Society in Charleston, SC on Monday, November 16th. This lecture is a part of the Charleston Library Society’s Wide Angle Lunches lecture series.
For more information on the Charleston Library Society got to: http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org
For more information on the Charleston Library Society’s Wide Angle Lunches lecture series go to: http://www.wideanglelunches.org/wide_current.asp