Library’s book series to explore Civil War
The Basehor Community Library will offer a four part book discussion series from September through December exploring the theme “Before the Civil War.”
Thomas H. Gladstone’s “The Englishman in Kansas,” who arrives just days before the 1856 burning of Lawrence by Quantrill’s raiders is the second book in the series and will be discussed 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. University professors will lead each discussion.
Other books in the series include the pre-Civil War South novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriett Beecher Stowe (Nov. 17) and “Waterlily,” by Ella Cara Deloria, a culturally detailed story of a 19th century young Sioux girl (Dec. 15).
The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as a part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. The Council’s Resource Center furnishes the books and discussion leaders for the series.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs at the library, 1400 N. 158th St. To check out books of for more information about the series, contact the library at (913) 724-2828.