Conference Archives

1994 Program

Friday, November 4, 1994

Meeting in the Signal Mountain Room (2nd Floor of the University Center)

  • Luncheon and Dinner in the Chickamauga Room (2nd Floor)


8:30-9:00 a.m.

  • Continental Breakfast (Signal Mt. Room)


9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Opening Remarks from conveners and university officials


9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • “Words for War:  The Literature of Slavery” Lloyd Chiasson, Nicholls State
  • “The Caning of James Gordon Bennett...” David Mindich, New York University
  • “Indian Removal and the Antebellum Press” John Coward, University of Tulsa


10:30-10:45 a.m.

  • Refreshments


10:45-12:15 p.m.

  • “Washington Press During Nullification Crisis” Steven Saltzgiver, George Mason U
  • “The Paradox of Samuel Medary Copperhead Publisher” Reed Smith, GA Southern
  • “The Albany (Georgia) Patriot, 1861-1865” Ford Risley, University of Florida
  • “Journalistic Impedimenta (General Sherman and the media)” John Glen, Principia


12:15-1:15 p.m.

  • Luncheon in the Chickamauga Room, University Center


1:15-3:15 p.m.

  • “Gideon Pillow and the American Press in Mexico” Tom Reilly, Cal State-Northridge
  • “James Graves, Editor: Catalyst for Religious Controversy” Barry Jones, Texas A&M
  • “Mississippi Newspapers and Secession Convention” Nancy Dupont, Loyola Univ.
  • “Isaac Leeser: A Jewish Leader’s Response to the Civil War” Barbara Reed, Rutgers
  • “Michigan Democratic Press and 15th Amendment” Janice Bukovac, Michigan State
  • “Black Americans in Detroit’s Partisan Press” Richard Kaplan, UC-Santa Barbara


3:15-3:30 p.m.

  • Refreshments


3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • “The Western Review and Miscellaneous Magazine” Bill Huntzicker, U of Minnesota
  • “Lion’s Roar: Cassius Clay’s The True American” Gene Murray, Grambling State
  • “Nativism, Union, & Antebellum Press in La.” Marius Carriere, Christian Brothers
  • “Abolitionist at the Crossroads: Lydia Maria Child” Leonard Teel, Georgia State


6:00 p.m.

  • Dinner in the Chickamauga Room


Saturday Nov. 5

9:00-11:00 a. m.

  • “Iliad of All Our Woes: East Tennessee Newspapers...” S. Kittrell Rushing, UTC
  • “Henry Hotze: Master Confederate Propagandist” Joseph Trahan, UTC
  • Meeting of the Symposium Steering Committee


11:00-7:00 p. m.

  • Discussion continues while the group visits Chattanooga’s historic Civil War sites (includes lunch and dinner)

All paper sessions are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the West Chair of Excellence in Communication and the UTC Department of Communication.