San Francisco Civil War Round Table Meeting
                                Thursday 18th May 2017
                            at the United Irish Cultural Center
                            2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco

                              Bonds of Union
presented by
                          Professor Bridget Ford

     Americans today worry that social and political divisions threaten our democracy
and our futures together, bound by one nation. Bridget Ford will offer valuable
historical perspective from the Civil War era, this country's greatest test of unity and
moral purpose. Drawing from her recent book, "Bonds of Unity," Ford will show
how diverse Americans worked to create a stronger, more inclusive nation that
prevented the country's permanent dissolution.
     Her talk will focus on the establishment of publicly funded schools for all
children, and the new Republican party's critical involvement in that effort in the
1850s. She will argue that the United States has a longer, deeper history of imagining
an inclusive society than we typically imagine, one that stretches back to the decades
before the Civil War.

             Professor Bridget Ford
             California State University
             East Bay

     Please note: there will be a stupendous Book Raffle at this meeting.
                                       Entree Choices

       Breast of Chicken Marsala                   $34.00
       Roast Cross Ribs of Beef Bordelaise        $39.00
       Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce         $30.00

    Entrees are accompanied by  salad, fresh vegetables, potatoes, rolls and butter,
    dessert, coffee (regular or decaffeinated), or tea.  
    [ Note: the above prices include gratuity, sales tax and room charge.]

                               6:00pm  no-host cocktails
                               6:45pm  dinner
          7:45pm program

      Please mail a check, indicating your choice of entree, to:
      Bruce Castleman, 517 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
to arrive before Monday, May 15th.

Or, email your entree choice to and bring your   
check to the meeting.
As a last resort, cash (exact amount) will be accepted at the meeting.

    Please make checks payable to "SF Civil War Round Table."