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Historian Martha Hodes Speaks At Scarsdale Public Library

Martha Hodes will speak at Scarsdale Public Library on March 7.
Martha Hodes will speak at Scarsdale Public Library on March 7. Photo Credit: Google

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Public Library welcomes author Martha Hodes on Monday, March 7, for a book signing and author talk.

Hodes' "Mourning Lincoln" was a National Book Award Longlist Finalist.

The news of Abraham Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865, just days after the Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Countless expressions of grief and dismay were printed in newspapers and preached in sermons. Public responses to the assassination have been well-chronicled, but this book is the first to delve into the personal and intimate responses of everyday people.

Hodes is a professor of history at New York University and has taught as a Fulbright scholar in Germany and as a visiting professor at Princeton University.

Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase.

The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Scarsdale Library Scott Room. For more information, you can call the library at 914-722-1300.

The Scarsdale Public Library is at 54 Olmsted Road.

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