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Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences
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About the Programs

The Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University in Missouri is one of 65 libraries that has received a $3,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to present different outreach programs to accomodate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.”

The Library is working in collaboration with Dr. Debra Green, Head of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosopy, project scholar.

All events are free and opened to the public.


Inman E. Page Library
712 Lee Drive
(573) 681-5504
Library Website
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Join the Book Discussion!

To participate in the Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War programming, please contact either:

Angela Martin
Library, Administration
(573) 681-5502
martina@lincolnu.edu

or

Mark Schleer
Library, Archives
(573) 681-5510
schleerm@lincolnu.edu



 

 

Inclement Weather

Please check the LU Website or KJLU for campus closings due to bad weather. 

If any discussions get canceled, we will have a make-up on (Date), 2012.

 

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Colored Troops Returning to Little Rock - Drawing by Alfred Waud

 

Program Dates with Reading Lists

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Civil War 1

Part One: Imagining War

February 9, 2012
6 pm
Lloyd L. Gaines Ethnic Studies Center - 317 Page Library

Dr. Adam Arenson will lead the discussion of the book at opening session. Dr. Adam Arenson, is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Texas at El Paso.  He specializes in nineteenth-century North American history, with a particular interest in the cultural and political history of slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, and the development of American cities.  Dr. Arenson's first book, The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War, was published by Harvard University Press in January 2011.


Civil War 2

Part Two: Choosing Sides

March 1, 2012
6pm
Lloyd L. Gaines Ethnic Studies Center - 317 Page Library 


Part Three: Making Sense of Shiloh

March 22, 2012
6pm
Lloyd L. Gaines Ethnic Studies Center - 317 Page Library 


Part Four: The Shape of War

April 5, 2012
6pm
Lloyd L. Gaines Ethnic Studies Center - 317 Page Library 
 


Part Five: War and Freedom

April 26, 2012
6pm
Lloyd L. Gaines Ethnic Studies Center - 317 Page Library 


Dr. Debra Greene, LU Professor and our Scholar in Residence, will lead our discussion series.

     

    Principal Battlefields in Missouri

     

    Let’s Talk About It Programs

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    Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences, presented by the ALA Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) as part of ALA's Let's Talk About It public programming.

    Let's Talk About It is a reading and book discussion program model launched on a nationwide level for libraries by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. The program model involves reading a common series of books selected by a nationally known scholar, and discussing them in the context of a larger, overarching theme. Reading and discussion groups explore the theme through the lens of the humanities – that is, by relating the readings to historical trends and events, other works of literature, philosophical and ethical considerations.

     

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    National Endowment for the Humanities

    American Library Association


    Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

     

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