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Civil War reading series continues this week

Oklahoma City University's discussion series will focus on selected works from a Civil War anthology.
by Ken Raymond Published: September 22, 2013
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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.

Selections

• “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.

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by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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