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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    War Living Through the Rebellion The Experience and History of the American Civil War explores the opinions and experiences of soldiers women children and of the day historians from 1860 1867 Life in both the North and South was heavily influenced by political pamphlet culture and the personal experiences of soldiers and their families who sacrificed both on the battlefield and at home The first section of the exhibit covers soldier life in army camps and on the battlefield women s roles during wartime and the education of Confederate children throughout the rebellion On display are personal letter collections from Confederate and Union soldiers published soldier and spy memoirs and other documents which express the hardships of life on the northern and southern home fronts The second section of the exhibit gives a history of the Civil War as it was being written during the 1860 1867 period These books pamphlets and political memoirs cover the history of the Civil War from its conception with authors and historians arguing the importance of the Southern Rebellion or The Second American Revolution to world history On display are arguments for the Union and the Confederacy as written by both southern and northern

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/rebellion_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    five talks relating to the American Civil War on Monday September 16 2013 6 7 p m in the Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A Rumors of War Slave Insurrections in Civil War Mississippi by Max Grivno examines how slave insurrections and rumors of slave insurrections shaped life in the Mississippi Black Belt during and immediately after the Civil War The talk will explore how these rumors fueled slave resistance and responses of whites to the increasingly restless slave population and how the violence that erupted during wartime bled into the postwar years Max Grivno is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi He specializes in the Old South slavery labor history and Mississippi history Grivno s first book Gleanings of Freedom Free Labor and Slavery along the Mason Dixon Line 1790 1860 was published in 2011 He is currently writing From Bondage to Freedom Slavery in Mississippi 1690 1865 and is researching another book Bandits Klansmen Rioters and Strikers Violence in the Alabama Mississippi Black Belt 1830 1917 In September and October University Libraries is sponsoring the Civil War 150 Lecture Series The series focuses on different aspects of the Civil War including the life

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/terrorwar_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    of Julia Reyes and Aline Villanueva LONG BEACH Miss A reception welcoming the art of Julia Reyes and Aline Villanueva will be held Thursday Sept 12 2013 4 6 p m at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library located on the university s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach Reyes and Vullanueva s artwork which will be on display through October 15 2013 will be available for viewing

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/fineartistsgc2_news.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Southern Mississippi will sponsor the second of five talks relating to the American Civil War on Monday September 9 2013 6 7 p m in the Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A Is This Freedom Harriet Jacobs and Black Contraband in Washington D C During the Civil War by Dr Sherita L Johnson traces Harriet Jacobs experiences as a fugitive slave and free woman by presenting a literary and historic tour of Alexandria Sherita L Johnson is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi where she specializes in nineteenth century African American literature women writers Jim Crow literature and cultural studies She is the author of Black Women in New South Literature and Culture which examines the role of black women historical and fictional in the making of New South literature and culture of the late nineteenth early twentieth centuries Since 2011 she has been the director of the Center for Black Studies at Southern Miss In September and October University Libraries is sponsoring the Civil War 150 Lecture Series This series focuses on different aspects of the Civil War including the life of the average soldier African American writer and reformer Harriet Jacobs food in

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/hosttalk_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    improve the Christmas experience of children in the Pine Belt and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast The group will be collecting new donated books to give to the Salvation Army which will distribute them to needy children ages infant to 12 years during the holiday season The Give A Child A New Book Initiative brought in more than 3 000 donated books last year This success is attributed to the wonderful giving people in our communities and the businesses that sponsored boxes and even more to the volunteers who worked behind the scenes The number of children in need is staggering and in order to keep up with the growing need we need as many volunteers as possible You can be involved in this project on many different levels Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little there s an important role for everyone to play To find out more about the Give A Child A New Book project and volunteer opportunities for individuals and or student organizations please plan to attend one of two open interest meetings One meeting will be held for Gulf Coast residents on Tuesday September 10 2013 at 6 p

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/giveachild_news.html (2016-02-17)
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    Cook Library Art Gallery LIB 105A The opening lecture This Murderous Storm Soldiers and Families in America s Civil War by Susannah J Ural focuses on the average Civil War soldier who saw the war from the worm s eye view Ural s talk which is tied to her forthcoming book Don t Hurry Me Down to Hades The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It will provide attendees with a better sense of ordinary men and their families in the Civil War era The event is free and open to the public Refreshments will be served Susannah J Ural is an associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Senior Fellow in Southern Miss s Center for the Study of War Society She specializes in the U S Civil War era and is the author of several books including the forthcoming Don t Hurry Me Down to Hades The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It Ural is hard at work finishing her fourth book Hood s Boys John Bell Hood s Texas Brigade and the American Civil War In September and October University Libraries is sponsoring the Civil

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/opensdrsusan.html (2016-02-17)
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    Monday August 26 at 5 p m in room 204 of the library The book talk is part of the university s Welcome Week events Levitt author of the recently published book A Short Flash Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi She studies the scientific and historic account of the invention of the Fresnel lens an

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/booktalk_lighthouse.html (2016-02-17)
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  • University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    featuring six new paintings by artist Sam Stolte whose work is heavily influenced by abstract expressionism contemporary art and cubism Of the six paintings three large oil paintings titled Humming Murmuring No 1 We Build Walls and Saskatchewan Lightning Storm hang on the library s second floor and are available for purchase The remaining works Drinking Their Own Sometimes I Sits and Foot Arm In may be viewed on the

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/about_us/news/astsam_news.html (2016-02-17)
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