The Birmingham Public Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series called Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War. In commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the series encourages participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation. The series is open to all adults in the community (registration is required) and is led by Dr. Victoria E. Ott, Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College and author of Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War.
Part Three: Making Sense of Shiloh
Thursday, April 12, 2012
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
Program consists of readings from America's War (2012):
- Ambrose Bierce, "What I Saw of Shiloh"  *online*
- Ulysses Grant, excerpt from the Memoirs  *online*
- Shelby Foote, excerpt from Shiloh 
- Bobbie Ann Mason, "Shiloh" 
- General Braxton Bragg, speech to the Army of the Mississippi [May 3, 1862]
Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War series is developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local support for the series is provided by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Birmingham Public Library.