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 guides.aug.edu/augustaviewpoint or augustaviewpoint.wordpress.com, or by calling Autumn Johnson at (706) 667-4912.


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