In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent books on the Civil War. In this program, author David S. Reynolds will examine 19th-century America through the works of two pivotal writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Walt Whitman. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org.
Location: This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pricing: Free Admission. No advance reservation is required.
Speaker Bio(s) David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America and Walt Whitman. Collaborators Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.