Oklahoma City University's free book discussion series, “Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma,” will continue this week, with more sessions coming in October and November.
This week's topic is “Choosing Sides,” featuring selected works from “America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries,” an anthology edited by Edward L. Ayers.
• “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.
• President Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address.
• The “Cornerstone” speech by Alexander H. Stephens.
• A speech by Robert Montague presented at the Virginia secession convention.
About the series
The series' theme is “Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Like Ayers' anthology, it is timed to coordinate with the 150th anniversary of the war and emancipation.