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The Civil War—150 years later, how does it affect our lives today?

Date(s): 3/15/2014

Saturday, March 15th | 10:30am

Georgia Regents University’s Reese Library
Advance registration is needed for those wishing a free loaned copy of the book being discussed, Crossroads of Freedom. Later, a concert of Civil War music will be presented at 2 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom. Admission to both programs is free. For more information, call GRU’s Reese Library at 706-667-4904.

Note: The program is the third of a four-part series, Let’s Talk About It: Understanding the American Civil War, that explores different aspects and effects of this defining war. Dr. Hubert van Tuyll, noted author and chair of GRU’s Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, will lead the discussion of the book by James M. McPherson titled Crossroads of Freedom, an account of the pivotal Battle of Antietam. The book documents why America’s bloodiest one-day battle changed the character of the war and secured the survival of the nation. The concert will be directed by Dr. William Hobbins, GRU Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. 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.

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