Choosing Sides (part of the Let's Talk about It: Making Sense of the Civil War series)

Our second book discussion for the Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War* series will be Part Two: Choosing Sides from the anthology American's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward L. Ayers. We will discuss this section of the anthology on December 8th at 4:00pm in King Library 320. Martha Schoolman, Assistant Professor of English, will be helping lead our discussion. If you would like to join the discussion, please contact Arianne Hartsell-Gundy ( or Kim Tully ( They will register you for the discussion and arrange for you to get a free copy of the book.

If you are interested in thinking more about some of the issues that we'll be discussing, you may want to check out some relevant websites:

New York Times Civil War Blog

Hidden Patterns of the Civil War

An American Turning Point, The Civil War in Virginia

Frederick Douglass - National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

John Brown the Ablolitionist and His Legacy

Please check out our website for more information. You'll find details about the readings for Part Two: Choosing Sides, more information about the other upcoming book discussions, and links to a variety of resources.

*The Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War is a national series supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Check out the twitter hashtag #letstalkcw to find out about other programs at other libraries!