Conference Archives

2002 Program

Thursday, October 31, 2002

The Read House

8:00-10:00 p.m.

  • Reception honoring conference speakers. Coffee and dessert will be served. Remarks David Sachsman, UTC.
  • "History Thrice Removed: Popular Perception of Joshua Chamberlain and the Defense of Little Round Top" Crompton B. Burton, Ohio University
  • " 'Henry Adams' Civil War': Despair and Democracy: An American Novel" W. Scott Poole, Col of Charleston

Friday, November 1, 2002

The Read House

9:00-10:45 a.m.

  • Opening remarks from conveners and university officials
  • "Technology Revisited: A Fresh Examination of the 1830s Penny Press and Printing Presses" Donald K. Brazeal, University of Minnesota
  • "Murder and Mayhem: Violence, Press Coverage and the Mobilization of the Republican Party in 1856" Katherine A. Pierce, University of Virginia
  • "Keep Cool: The Curious Stand of the New Orleans Daily Picayune during the Election of 1860" Nancy McKenzie Dupont, Loyola University New Orleans


  • Break


  • "Killing the Serpent Speedily: Governor Morton, General Hascall, and the Suppression of the Democratic Press in Indiana, 1863" Stephen E. Towne, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • "Between Fiction and Fact: Ben Wood's Journalism, Oratory, and Fiction and Civil War America" Menahem Blondheim, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

12:00-1:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon
  • "African Americans and the Civil War as reflected in the Christian Recorder, 1861-1862" Hazel Dicken-Garcia and Linus Abraham, University of Minnesota


  • "Hydra or Hercules? Mythologizing Nathan Bedford Forrest in Civil War Fiction" Paul Ashdown and Edward Caudill, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • "‘This Inherited Misfortune’: Gender, Race, and Slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Gone With the Wind" William E. Huntzicker, Minneapolis
  • "The Search for Community and Justice: Robert Penn Warren, Race Relations, and the Civil War" Edward J. Blum and Sarah Hardin, University of Kentucky
  • "'Draw Him Up, Boys': A Historical Review of Lynching Coverage in Select Virginia Newspapers, 1880-1900" James E. Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • "Lewis Tappan and the Friends of Amistad: The Crusade to Save the Abolitionist Movement" Bernell E. Tripp, University of Florida


  • Break


  • Panel: "Before J-Schools: The 19th Century Craft of Journalism" Hazel Dicken-Garcia, Menahem Blondheim, Joseph McKerns, William Huntzicker, Barbara Straus Reed
  • "The London Jewish Chronicle Coverage of the Civil War" Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers University
  • "Copperheadism and Community Conflict in Two Rivertowns: Civil War Press Battles in Prairie Du Chien and LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 1861-65" Phillip J. Tichenor, University of Minnesota


  • Dinner
  • "A Press Insider's View of Reconstruction Era Journalism in Washington, D.C., 1865-1877" Joseph P. McKerns, Ohio State University

Saturday, November 2, 2002

The Read House

9:00-11:45 a.m.

  • "Inordinate Vanity vs. Unblemished Morality: Editorial Representation of Presidential Candidate Horace Greeley in Four U.S. Newspapers in 1872" Gary Hornseth, University of Minnesota
  • "Anglophobia as Art: Free Trade and Protection in Grover Cleveland Political Cartoons" Harlen Makemson,Elon
  • "Social Issues Treated in the Catholic World Magazine During the 1884-1897 Transition Period of the American Catholic Press" Jack Breslin, Iona College
  • "Inheritors of a Sentimental Mantle: The 19th-Century Roots of Progressive Era Muckraking" Jessica Dorman, Penn State Harrisburg
  • "Ida Craddock: Sentenced to Free-Speech Martydom" Janice Wood, Southern Illinois University
  • "Dreiser of The Globe A Reassessment of Theodore Dreiser's Role as a Literary Journalist" Mike Conway, Texas

11:45-12:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon: Remarks James Ogden, Historian, Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park


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

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