Civil War 150 with author John Inscoe at Lawrenceville library

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:30pm

Civil War

Author and Professor John Inscoe Will Discuss Impact of Civil War in Georgia

Gwinnett County Public Library presents an evening with author and Professor of History at the University of Georgia, John C. Inscoe, as part of Civil War 150, a national program designed to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War.

The program will be held on September 15 at the Five Forks branch at 6:30 pm and is made possible through a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the American Library Association, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The discussion will focus on Inscoe’s most recent book, “The Civil War in Georgia,” and a compilation of articles drawn from the on-line “New Georgia Encyclopedia,” of which he has been the editor since 1999. Discover some of the lesser known aspects of the Civil War and how it has been commemorated and remembered in Georgia.

Complimentary refreshments will be served and autographed copies of his books will be for sale at the event.

The author of several books about race, politics, and the Civil War in Southern Appalachia and in Georgia, Inscoe has edited or co-edited volumes on Appalachian history in the 19th century, southern Unionists during the Civil War, and Confederate nationalism and identity. Inscoe is a native of western North Carolina, and is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA and PhD).

Five Forks Library
2780 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044