WELCOME TO THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF
No event in our history fascinates Americans as much as the Civil War. Our interest in the war is only natural for "it was the crossroads of our being," as author Shelby Foote said, "It defines us."
The Civil War Round Table of Dallas is a diverse group of men and woman of all ages and from varying backgrounds who enjoy learning about the American Civil War. It includes history enthusiasts as well as individuals who are just beginning to develop an interest in the Civil War. It is neither pro-Confederate nor pro-Union in its views, but rather presents topics from both viewpoints of the war.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month to hear guest speakers, many of whom are nationally known historians, and to discuss a wide range of topics. Membership is open to anyone at the cost of $25 per year.
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meetings are held at the Divine Coffee Shop in the
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To make your reservation, email Gerry York at Gygolf@charter.net or call Pax Glenn at 214-352-8138 or Scott Robson at 214-348-7703 by noon on the Tuesday before the Wednesday meeting. DON’T BE A NO-SHOW. If you have made reservations and then learn you cannot attend, we ask you to cancel by noon on the Tuesday before the meeting so we can inform the restaurant. If we are charged for the no-show meal by the restaurant, we will have to charge you for it.
NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
OUR 269th MEETING
NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN NOVEMBER
Speaker – Allen C. Guelzo, Ph.D.
Topic – Ten True Lies About Abraham Lincoln
Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is Professor of History, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (1999) and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America (2004). His newest works on Lincoln are Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America (2008), Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction (2009) and Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas (2009)
Dr. Guelzo’s alma mater is The University of Pennsylvania where he earned his MA and Ph.D. in history.
Everyone thinks they know who Abraham Lincoln was. But everyone is usually wrong. Abraham Lincoln was a far more complex and complicated individual than his public image as the Railsplitter or the Man of the People suggests. Much of what we think we know is myth; much of the myth usually has a surprising kernel of truth; and what results is frequently neither truth nor myth, but ‘ true lies.” This presentation is about the ten most famous “true lies” about Abraham Lincoln.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Grady McWhiney Award of Merit
The Grady McWhiney Award, named in honor of Dr. Grady McWhiney, is presented annually to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the scholarship or preservation of Civil War history. Winners of the Grady McWhiney Award of Merit have been:
1998 Grady McWhiney, Ph.D.
1999 Charles and Peggy Pearce – Pearce Collection of Civil War Letters and Documents
John C. Waugh: Author of The Class of 1846 and Reelecting
Scott Bowden and Bill Ward – Authors of Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the
2002 Steve Woodworth, Ph.D. – Author of numerous books on the Civil War and Professor of History at TCU
2003 Donald S. Frazier, Ph.D. – Civil War historian and Executive Director of the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation
B.D. Patterson, D.D.S. – Dean of the
Anne J. Bailey, Ph.D. – Professor of History at
2007 Mr. Edwin C. Bearss
– Civil War Historian and Chairman Emeritus of the
Richard F. Selcer, Ph.D. –
Rick McCaslin, Ph.D. –