Thursday, September 25 2014

09/25/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In their variety, the memoirs, poetry, and fiction show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be lost, the propagandist rhetoric which accompanied it, and the destruction ultimately visited upon them, their homes, and their families. Dr.

09/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid-19th century, including Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War’s Ragged Edges. He oversees the web project, “CSI Dixie,” devoted to the coroner’s office in the nineteenth century South and is co-director, with Claudio Saunt, of the Center for Virtual History.