Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, by Tony Horwitz is available at the Moraine Valley Library and Bookstore.

The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago at Appomattox, but its embers burn brightly under the surface of American society. The legacy of slavery, the tension between federal and local government, the meaning of the Bill of Rights, and the nature of freedom in America are still entwined in our memory of this war. Tony Horwitz’s book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (1999), explores the ongoing Civil War as it flares to the surface of America.

Featured Events

young confederate soldier

A Soldier’s Life: Service in the Union and Confederate Armies Featuring Josh Fulton
Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Building L, Library Lounge
We hear often of the leaders of the Civil War, of Lincoln, Davis, and their images. This presentation examines a common soldier's perspective of the conflict in both armies--how they lived, fought, and endured.


Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Faculty members from Moraine Valley's Psychology and Counseling Departments discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the One Book, One College Program. Panel members included Nick Shizas, Psychology (moderator); Matthew Cullen, Counseling, Terri Easkin, Counseling; Ericka Hamilton, Psychology; and Amy Williamson, Psychology.