College of Coastal Georgia News

Area's History Unfolded in Local Professor's Newest Book
Posted 08/25/2017 05:22PM

College to Host Book Signing Event

Brunswick, Ga., August, 29, 2017 — The College of Coastal Georgia will host a book-signing event on Tuesday, Aug. 29 honoring the recent release of a book written by Professor Emeritus Jean Choate. Her book, Voices Seldom Heard: Women, Blacks and Children of the Georgia Coast, 1850-1870, dives deep into the area's Civil War-era history, focusing on the lives of women, Blacks and children—groups whose experiences are rarely told in the history books. A history professor for 18 years, Choate is currently teaching part-time at the College.

Choate has dedicated much of her life to excavating history through the power of writing, publishing articles in various academic and history journals. Her contributions have been included in Encyclopedia U.S.A. and also published by Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's Press. Voices Seldom Held is Choate's fifth book. Her four previous books include Disputed Ground: Farm Groups That Opposed the New Deal; At Sea Under Impressment; Eliza Johnson: Unknown First Lady; and Disputed Ground: Farm Groups that Opposed the New Deal Farm Program. All of her books have brought out suppressed or little-known parts of the region's history, making her work significant to the Golden Isles.

The Aug. 29 book signing is open to the public and will be hosted in the library at the College of Coastal Georgia's Brunswick Campus. Voices Seldom Heard: Women, Blacks and Children on the Georgia Coast, 1850 to 1870 is currently available at the College's bookstore as well as at Hofwyl Broadfield and at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.


What: College of Coastal Georgia host's a book signing for Voices Seldom Heard: Women, Blacks and Children of the Georgia Coast, 1850-1870

Who: History Professor Emeritus Jean Choate

When: Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick Campus Library

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christy Lynn Wilson at 770.401.9842.

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