The Miami University Libraries will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War during the 2011-2012 academic year with a series of programs. This series will support the libraries’ goal of facilitating meaningful discussions about the significance and legacy of the Civil War in the United States in the past and present, as well as here in Oxford.
We hope hosting this program at Miami University will engage both the university community and the Oxford community. Our target audience includes students, faculty, staff, and community members. We want to provide opportunities for conversations between groups that often do not have the chance to exchange ideas.
We want to use this blog to give our participants a chance to comment on the books we have been reading. If you signed up for a book discussion but couldn’t make it, feel free to post something. If you did go to the book discussion but have more to say, please feel free to post something.