Dartmouth Professor Shares Civil War Soldiers’ Letters
Newport~ Dartmouth History professor Robert Bonner will consider what we can learn from firsthand accounts written by Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War at a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on December 3 at 7:00 pm. His talk, “The Soldier’s Pen: Letters from the Civil War Battlefront,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
A native of Tennessee, Professor Bonner holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton and a doctorate from Yale. At Dartmouth, he offers courses on the American Civil War, on nineteenth-century politics, and on the transatlantic «age of emancipation.» His books include Colors and Blood: Flag Passions of the Confederate South, The Soldiers Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the American Civil War, and Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood. The Vermont Department of Libraries is the statewide underwriter of First Wednesdays. Goodrich Memorial Library is sponsored by Community National Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and Newport Renaissance Corporation. Newport First Wednesdays listing http://www.vermonthumanities.org/WhatWeDo/FirstWednesdays/FirstWednesdaysNewport/tabid/167/ Default.aspx For more information, contact Goodrich Memorial Library at 802.334.7902, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities. org.