Georgia’s View: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime

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Join us on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:00 pm in the main auditorium of the Augusta Public Library for a lecture by Wendy Venet, Ph.D, which will be given in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War.” Dr. Venet is a professor of history at Georgia State University, where she teaches classes on nineteenth century U.S. history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and American Women’s History. Her research focuses on the Civil War period. As part of an advisory board of historians, she helped to conceptualize exhibits for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. It opened in 2005. She is the author, editor and co-editor of six books; the most recent, A CHANGING WIND: COMMERCE AND CONFLICT IN CIVIL WAR ATLANTA (Yale University Press, 2014.) Wendy Venet’s presentation will focus on how Georgians reacted to Abraham Lincoln, including his election in 1860, his handling of the secession crisis, issues involving civil liberties during the war, slavery, and the Lincoln assassination.

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