ASU commemorates Civil War anniversary with reading series

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Augusta State University will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a reading and discussion series titled Augusta Viewpoints: Understanding the Civil War.

The first discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Monday in Washington Hall. The discussion topic is Anthony Gene Carey’s book, Parties, Slavery, and the Union in Antebellum Georgia.

The eight-month series will include six books that reflect the Civil War experience in Augusta from multiple perspectives. Dr. Debra van Tuyll, a professor in the department of communications and professional writing, will moderate the discussions. She specializes in Civil War journalism and with a special interest in the American South. She has written and co-edited The Southern Press and the Civil War, Civil War and the Press and Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting.

The reading and discussion series is free and open to the public. More information about the series is available at or, or by calling Autumn Johnson at (706) 667-4912.

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