Dr. Timothy S. Sedore
"Virginia's Confederate Monuments"
>>> First Presbyterian Church will have a youth group spending the night at
>>> the church therefore once again we will be meeting one floor up.
>>> Members should use the Porte Cochere (main) entrance from the parking lot.
7:30pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the
First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226
A parking lot is available behind the church with a nearby building entrance.
With hundreds of memorials in stone commemorating the Civil War in
Virginia at courthouses, cemeteries, town squares, and battlefields, An
Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, by Timothy S.
Sedore presents the first comprehensive handbook of this legacy of
America's greatest national trauma in the Old Dominion. Timothy S.
Sedore is a professor of English at The City University of New York,
Bronx Community College.
Much more than a visual tapestry or a tourist's handbook, however, An
Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments draws on scholarly
and field research to reveal these sites not only as monuments to
history but also as public efforts to reconcile mourning with Southern
postwar ideologies. Unveiled here are dynamic memorials that are at
once intimate and aloof, written on stone, bronze, or marble but forged
from the language of suffering. Sedore analyzes in depth the nature of
these attempts to publicly explain Virginia's sense of grief after the
war, delving deep into the psychology of a traumatized area. Insight
into these evocative elegies for lost sons, fathers, spouses, and other
loved ones provides yet another dimension to this captivating volume.
More bio info about Dr. Sedore can be found here:
Meeting Attendance for: June 2012 = 80
NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting.
(They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
Meeting location in July
Because First Presbyterian Church will be have a youth group spending
the night at the church during our next Round Table meeting on 10 July,
we will again meet in the Fellowship Hall, one floor above the
Recreation Room, our usual meeting place. Please use the Porte Cochere
entrance from the church parking lot, go up one short flight of stairs,
then turn left down the hall.
Books for Buck$$
Again this year, the RCWRT will help to defray the cost of attendance at
our annual dinner meeting in November. One way in which we are able to
do this is by offering our members a chance to purchase excellent Civil
War history books donated by our members. All of the funds collected
will be applied to the costs of the reception prior to the dinner.
Please check your bookshelves to see if you have any books that you
would like to donate to this good cause. Look for the book display at
our monthly meetings, beginning with the 10 July meeting. Prices on the
Hardbacks -- $10, Paperbacks -- $5, Magazines -- $1
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
Upcoming Events Links
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial CommissionVisit The Museum of the Confederacy Online www.moc.org
Events Calendar for MOC Events CalendarRichmond Battlefields Association News & Events
www.saverichmondbattlefields.org/events.htmVisit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Events CalendarPamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Special Events CalendarRCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2012
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