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T. J. Stiles (12.03.15)

Dec 3, 2015
Atlanta History Center
130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA

In the biography Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of New America, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a capable yet insecure man, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (court-martialed twice in six years) and the new corporate economy, a wartime emancipator who rejected racial equality. Stiles argues that, although Custer was justly noted for his exploits on the western frontier, he also played a central role as both a wide-ranging participant and polarizing public figure in his extraordinary, transformational time – a time of civil war, emancipation, brutality toward Native Americans, and, finally, the industrial revolution – even as he became one of its casualties.  Read more…

Time: 8 p.m.

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

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