The Civil War Institute is excited to launch its Facebook book club titled “Gettysburg College’s Civil War Book Club.” We will post an open invite on the CWI Facebook to join the group, or you can directly search “Gettysburg College’s Civil War Book Club” on Facebook. There are no fees or requirements to join the group, any and all are welcome to join us! We intend this group to be a forum for discussion and debate about recent selected Civil War scholarship. We encourage you to join our CWI Fellows in reading the selected book and be a part of the conversation. Our Fellows team will be posting discussion questions relating to the book and working to foster a discussion among group members.
We are pleased to announce that Kevin Levin’s new book Searching for Black Confederates : The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth will be the first book discussed in our group. Levin is a historian and educator based in Boston. He is author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder and the award-winning blog Civil War Memory. Levin will also be conducting a lecture, as well as “Dine-in” discussion at the 2020 Civil War Institute Summer Conference.
We will not post discussion questions in the group right away, so that those who are interested in participating can acquire a copy of the book and begin reading. Discussion questions will be posted chronologically in relation to the book, so read at your leisure and savor the enjoyment of a good book. We are very excited for this initiative and hope you are too!