Oklahoma City University to host Civil War book series

Oklahoma City University will host a book discussion series focusing on books from and about the Civil War era.

BY ROD JONES Published: September 7, 2010
A reading series at Oklahoma City University this fall will focus on the influence of the Civil War era.

The "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion series, with the theme "Rebirth of a Nation: Nationalism and the Civil War,” begins Sept. 14 with "Two Roads to Sumter,” a comparative biography about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis written by William and Bruce Catton.

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At a glance

Other dates and works in the "Rebirth of a Nation” series are:

• Sept 29:
"Uncle Tom's Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe

• Oct. 12:
"Ordeal By Fire, Volume II: The Civil War” by James McPherson

• Oct. 26:
"Reconstruction: After the Civil War” by John Hope Franklin

• Nov. 9:
"The Private Mary Chesnut: The Unpublished Civil War Diaries,” edited by C. Vann Woodward and Elizabeth Muhlenfeld.

For more information about the series, call Harbour Winn at 208-5472 or e-mail hwinn@okcu.edu. Information also is available at okcu.edu/film-lit/.

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