"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense Of The Civil War"
"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War" is a reading and discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Utah Humanities Council, the Fort Douglas Museum, the History Department of Weber State University and the Weber County Library.
The books for the series include:
Geraldine Brooks, March
James McPherson, Crossroad of Freedom: Antietam
Edward Ayers, editor, America's War, talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries (co-published by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2012) "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War" is a reading and discussion program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Utah Humanities Council, the Fort Douglas Museum, the History Department of Weber State University, and the Weber County Library.
Pleasant Valley Library, Ogden, Utah sessions (January 2012- April 2012)
Dr. Branden Little and Dr. Richard Sadler from Weber State University are the two scholars who will be involved with leading the discussions during this session. All sessions will be held at the Pleasant Valley Library, 5568 Adams Avenue, Ogden, Utah. All sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the designated dates. Please note the readings for each session. Copies of the three books for this series can be checked out from the library on the first evening, and if needed, on following evenings of the program.
SESSION ONE: January 18, 2012, Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
Readings: Opening discussion of the Civil War, the readings and the program schedule
SESSION TWO: February 8, 2012 , Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
Geraldine Brooks, March
SESSION THREE: February 29, 2012 Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
Frederick Douglass, " What to the Slave is the Fourth of July"
Henry David Thoreau, " A Plea for Captain John Brown"
Abraham Lincoln, "The First Inaugural Address"
Alexander H. Stephens, "Cornerstone Speech"
Robert Montague, speech for secession of Virginia
Chapman Stuart, speech for Virginia remaining in the Union
Elizabeth Brown Pryor, A Portrait of Robert E. Le,
Mark Twain, " The Private History of a Campaign That Failed"
Sarah Morgan, " The Diary of Sarah Morgan"
SESSION FOUR: March 21, 2012, Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
Making Sense of War
Ambrose Bierce, " What I Saw of Shiloh"
Ulysses Grant, Memoirs
Shelby Foote, Shiloh
Bobby Ann Mason, "Shiloh"
General Braxton Bragg, to the Army of the Mississippi
SESSION FIVE: April 11, 2012, Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
The Sense of War
James M. McPherson, Crossroad of Freedom, Antietam
SESSION SIX: April 25, 2012, Pleasant Valley Library, 7:00 PM
Abraham Lincoln, address on colonization
John M. Washington, " Memorys of the Past"
Frederick Douglass, " Men of Color, To Arms!"
Abraham Lincoln, letters to James C. Conkling, and Albert G. Hodges
James S. Brisbin, report on U.S. Colored Cavalry in Virginia
Colored Citizens of Nashville, Tennessee
Margaret Walker, selection from Jubilee
Leon Litwack, Been in the Storm So Long
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address
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