Stephen Puleo will lecture on his recent book, The Caning: The Assault which Drove America to Civil War, which concerns the attack on Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts. This event is co-sponsored by the Canton Historical Society, the Canton Public Library and the Stoughton Historical Society. Copies of the book will be on sale and 10% of the proceeds will be divided between the sponsoring groups. Free. Light refreshments will be served.