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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

Monday, January 29, 2018
12 noon – 12:45 p.m.
Research & Collaborative Study Area, 1st Floor, Boatwright Library

Ed AyersDr. Edward L. Ayers

Dr. Edward Ayers, President Emeritus and Professor of Humanities at the University of Richmond, will discuss his new book, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America. The book conveys the final years of the Civil War in the Great Valley between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains by focusing on average, resilient people trying to survive the devastation around them.

Read the January 12, 2018 New York Times book review of The Thin Light of Freedom.

Publications by Dr. Ayers in the UR Scholarship Repository:
https://tinyurl.com/ayersurscholarship

Taking place in an open venue in the library, "The Visible Scholar" series provides a space for informal faculty talks on new publications. Students, staff and faculty can listen and view a scholar in action.