Lets Talk About It: Understanding the American Civil War

GRU University Libraries second meeting of the Let’s Talk About It: Understanding the American Civil War book discussion series will take place on February 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Summerville Campus Reese Library. Blog_Photo_01_09_2014_CropParticipants can still check out book sets from Reese Library during normal operating hours. The second discussion will focus on excerpts from America’s War edited by noted historian Edward Ayers. Created to support the Let’s Talk About It series, the selections in America’s War include works of historical fiction and interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories. Together, these readings provide a glimpse of the vast sweep and profound breadth of Americans’ war among and against themselves, adding crucial voices to our understanding of the war and its meaning. Discussion will be led by GRU professor and head of History, Anthropology and Philosophy, Hubert van Tuyll. The list of readings from this volume can be found on the series website http://guides.gru.edu/LetsTalk. All events for Let’s Talk About It: Understanding the American Civil War are free and open to the public. Funding to support this series is provided by the Georgia Humanities Council. For more information, visit the GRU Libraries Presents Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War web page at http://guides.gru.edu/LetsTalk , send an email to spcoll@gru.edu or call 706-667-4904.