Citadel to host Civil War symposium

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel will host a Civil War symposium, "A House Divided: Secession and Its Legacy", December 3-4 at Holliday Alumni Center.  The following events are free and open to the public:

"Felt History": Remembrances of The American Civil War

Friday, December 3, 7:05 pm

  • Introduction by Emory M. Thomas
  • James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr., The Centennial: An Insider's View
  • David Blight, A Formula for Enjoying the War: Bruce Catton's Civil War Centennial and Our Sesquicentennial

The Campaign for Disunion

Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am

  • Moderated by Faye L. Jensen
  • William C. (Jack) Davis, John C. Breckinridge: The Fire-Eaters' Prisoner
  • William K. Scarborough, Propagandists for Secession: Edmund Ruffin of
  • Virginia and Robert Barnwell Rhett of South Carolina

The Revolution of 1860

Saturday, December 4, 2:00 pm

  • Moderated by Kyle S. Sinisi
  • Mark Neely, Secession as the De-Ratification of the Constitution
  • William W. Freehling, Was Lincoln an Immediate Menace to Slavery?

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