Conference Archives

1995 Program

Thursday, November 2, 1995

The Chestnut Room of the Radisson Read House Hotel

7:00-10:00 p.m.

  • “Between Tradition and Innovation:  The Nature of Ante-bellum News in the Courant” Robert Dardenne, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
  • Roundtable Discussion: “Did the Antebellum Press Set the Agenda for Civil War?”


Friday, November 3, 1995

Meeting in the Raccoon Mountain Room of the University Center

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


8:30-9:00 a.m.

  • Continental Breakfast (Raccoon Mountain Room)


9:00-9:30 a.m.

  • Opening Remarks from conveners and university officials


9:30-11:00 a.m.

  • “Uncle Horace and Old Osawatomie Brown” Lloyd Chiasson Jr., Nicholls State
  • “Between the ‘Bank’ and the ‘Kitchen’: The Emergence of a Nonpartisan Ethic in Antebellum America” David T. Z. Mindich, New York University
  • “Picturing the News: Frank Leslie and the Origins of American Pictorial Journalism” William Huntzicker, University of Minnesota



  • Tour of the Confederate Cemetery (across the street from the University Center)


12:00-1:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon in the Chickamauga Room, University Center
  • “Civil Liberties in the Civil War:  Lincoln and the Origins of Presidential Press Restraints” Jeffery A. Smith, University of Iowa


1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • “Images of Women in Civil War Newspapers Leave the ‘Proper Sphere’” Hazel Dicken-Garcia and Janet M. Cramer, University of Minnesota
  • “Engendering Politics from the Popular: The Antebellum Feminist Magazine as Forum for Transformation” Amy Beth Aronson, Columbia University
  • “‘For Feminine Readers’: Images of Women Amid the Newspapers of the Gilded Age, 1865-1890” Susan Inskeep Gray, George Mason University


3:00-3:15 p.m.

  • Refreshments


3:15-5:30 p.m.

  • “Western Maryland Newspapers 1820-1860: American Culture in Transition” Yvonne Carignan, George Mason University
  • “‘I hear nothing about me now but politics—slavery, and antislavery ad nauseam.’: Paul Hamilton and the Editorial Policy of Russell’s Magazine 1857-1860” Michael Robertson, University of San Francisco, and Alton Loftis
  • “The Press Under Pressure: Georgia Newspapers During the Civil War” Cal M. Logue, Eugene Miller, and Christopher J. Schroll, University of Georgia
  • “Suffrage for Freedmen: The Specter of Dred Scott” Kenneth Rystrom, Virginia Tech


6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Dinner in the Chickamauga Room.  “Run Up the Flag Boldly: American Occupation Newspapers in Mexico City, 1847-48” Tom Reilly, Cal State Northridge.
  • Roundtable:  “Wartime Restraints on Free Expression”


8:00-9:00 p.m.

  • “The Jewish Struggle for Dignity and Equality During the Civil War” Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers (Goldman Moses lecture at Mizpah Congregation on McCallie)


Saturday, November 4, 1995

9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • “William Cullen Bryant’s Crusade Against Slavery 1830-1860” Gregg MacDonald
  • “Isaac Mayer Wise, The Israelite, and the Civil War” Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers
  • “Northern Political Culture and the Transformation of New York Country Weeklies, 1850-1880” John F. Kirn, Jr., Virginia Commonwealth/University of Virginia
  • Meeting of the Symposium Steering Committee


11:00-7:30 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.