Iowa History Book Club: "The Sacred Cause of Union"

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Presented By: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Dates: September 9, 2021
  • Location: Online Program
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free with advanced registration
  • Overview

    This sweeping book highlights Iowa’s role in reuniting the United States when the battle over slavery tore it asunder. This first-ever survey of the state’s Civil War history interweaves economics, politics, army recruitment, battlefield performance and government administration by spotlighting six Iowans from very different walks of life. Together, their lives and letters show how war transformed Iowa—and how Iowa transformed the nation. #Iowa175