Monday, January 13, 2014

Coming March 6, 2014

Timothy S. Sedore will discuss his book An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments.  As America was torn apart by the horrors of the Civil War, no state bore the brunt of battle more than Virginia. Home to the Confederate capitol of Richmond and the linchpin of the eastern theater of the war, the state now bears a myriad of testaments to its harrowing past, waiting to be explored. With An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, Timothy S. Sedore presents the first volume to enumerate Virginia's southern Civil War memorials marking the bloody battles that took place on Virginia soil. Sedore's illuminating and highly readable guide catalogs 360 of the state's most infamous and obscure commemorations, and provides not only a fascinating compilation of locations but also a compelling vision of the public sense of loss in the post-Civil War South. (Publisher)

Timothy Sedore is Professor of English at The City University of New York, Bronx Community College.He completed his undergraduate work at New York University with a double major in economics and English.  His Master of Arts degree in English, with a focus on American studies, is from Arizona State University. His doctorate, in English education, is from Columbia University, Teachers College.  He is currently doing a book length study of the Civil War Monuments of Tennessee.