Dear Civil War Round Table of Arkansas,
You and your friends are invited to the first symposium in a series commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Seven experts will discuss the events that led up to the war. The symposium is held on Pamplin Historical Park’s conference grounds in Petersburg, Virginia, near the “Breakthrough” battlefield of April 2, 1865.

14th Annual Symposium:
The 1860 Presidential Election and the Coming of the Civil War
October 15-17, 2010

Speakers & Topics

George C. Rable, University of Alabama
Author of The Confederate Republic:
A Revolution Against Politics.
Topic: ?Not Man nor Parties: The Election of 1860 as a Crisis of Faith?

Elizabeth Varon, University of Virginia
Author of Disunion: The Coming of the American Civil War 1789-1859
Topic: ?The Specter of Disunion in Party Politics, 1856-1860?

Gary Ecelbarger
Author of The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination
Topic: ?The Nomination of Abraham Lincoln?

Joseph G. Dawson, Texas A&M University
Author of Commanders in Chief: Presidential Leadership in Modern War
Topic: ?Three Southern Governors and the Election of 1860?

William W. Freehling
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Author of The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay,
1776-1854 and The Road to Disunion: Secessionists Triumphant,1854-1861
Topic: ?Was Lincoln an Immediate Threat to Slavery??

Russell McClintock
, St. John?s School, Shrewsbury, Mass
Author of Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession
Topic: ?Lincoln, Douglas, and the Response to Secession?

A. Wilson Greene, Executive Director,
Pamplin Historical Park
Topic: ?Avoidable Tragedy or Irrepressible Conflict: Was the Civil War Inevitable??

Click here for a reservation form with additional details.

Telephone: 804.861.2408 ? ?
6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803

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