On February 3, 2012, teachers from communities throughout Texas gathered to hear four leading scholars discuss American writing on the Civil War. As in previous workshops, teachers spent the morning listening to faculty lectures and the afternoon in small-group primary source sessions. "The presenters' desire to meet our needs as teaching professionals was highly commendable," said one participant. "I enjoyed the intellectually stimulating discussions stemming from prior to the Civil War to how the Civil War is meaningful in the literature of contemporary America."