ECHOES of the Civil War Symposium

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Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013 -
8:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:30am - 12:30pm
Registration: $10 CCHS members, $20 non-members, students free with ID
For program details, please see the symposium flyer.
For the registration form click here.

Slavery and freedom are central themes of the Civil War.  These historical issues still resonate today.  Held in conjunction with the exhibition On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War, this symposium will provide both historical insights and contemporary connections to these fundamental subjects.

Join us as we welcome award-winning historian Stephanie McCurry PhD, who will discuss her recent book Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South.  She will be joined by Professors Ford Risley PhD, James Trotman EdD, and tonya thames taylor PhD, as well as Philadelphia Inquirer politics editor Daniel R. Biddle, for presentations on freedom and objectivity in the press during the Civil War and today, slavery and human trafficking, and the recruiting of the United States Colored Troops.

In the afternoon, attendees may take a Civil War walking tour of West Chester with Professor Jim Jones PhD, or take a guided tour of our exhibit On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War.

This symposium is held in conjunction with the exhibition On the Edge of Battle: Chester County and the Civil War and is made possible with funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Co-sponsored by West Chester University Department of History.