In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on a wide array of topics including the American Revolution, presidential biography, women’s suffrage, and more.
Following the turbulent antebellum years, during which ideological warfare and clashes over race and immigration reigned, the American Civil War brought the nation to the brink of self-destruction. Author J. D. Dickey explores how General William Sherman’s legendary march through Georgia, which crippled the heart of the South’s economy and freed thousands of slaves, not only served as a critical turning point in the Civil War, but also helped define the reunified nation that would emerge in the years following the conflict.
J. D. Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington DC. His most recent book is Rising in Flames: Sherman’s March and the Fight for a New Nation.
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 yellow and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.