Conference Archives

2005 Program

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005

The Sheraton Read House Hotel

8:00-10:00 p.m.       

  • Panel:  “Writing, Editing, and Publishing Books on Journalism History” Lloyd Chiasson, Paul Ashdown, Roy Morris Jr., David Copeland, Dwight Teeter, and David Sachsman, moderator.
  • Panel:  “Knights of the Quill:  A Proposal for a Book on Civil War Correspondents in the South” Patricia G. McNeely, University of South Carolina, and Debra Reddin van Tuyll, Augusta State University.

Friday, Nov. 11, 2005

Raccoon Mountain Room of the UTC University Center

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

9:00-10:30 a.m.

  • “Racial Hostility in Print:  The Rise and Fall of Cincinnati’s 1840’s Anti-Abolitionist Movement” Julie Mujic, Kent State University
  • “Perjury to Protect the First Lady:  Covering up a News leak in Lincoln’s White House” Robert Spellman, Southern Illinois University
  • “Racial and Ethnic Imagery in the 19th Century Political Cartoons” Richard Rice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


  • “Rebel With a Cause:  The Chattanooga Daily Rebel” Steven Cox, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • “Did Roots Trump Gone with the Wind and Uncle Tom’s Cabin?”  William E. Huntzicker, St Cloud State University
  • “Birth of a Besieged Nation:  Discourses in Victimhood in D.W. Griffith’s Racial Project” Patricia Davis, University of California, San Diego

12:10-1:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon in the Chickamauga Room, University Center
  • “Discussing the Agenda of Antebellum America” David Copeland, Elon University


  • “Old Soldiers Never Forget:  Brice’s Cross Roads, Andersonville and Gessner’s Campaign to Unseat General Sturgis” Wallace Eberhard, University of Georgia
  • “Dear Swinton:  New York Times Correspondents’ Confidential Letters from the Front Lines, 1863-1865” Mary Lamonica, New Mexico State University
  • “Art and the Domestic Ideal in the Antebellum Illustrated Magazine” Robert Rabe and Cory Pillen, University of Wisconsin
  • “’From Almost as Early as I can Remember’:  James Agee and the Civil War” Paul Ashdown, University of Tennessee at Knoxville


  • Panel:  “Women Journalists During the Civil War” Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers University, moderator
  • “Who Were the First Women War Correspondents?” Hazel Dicken-Garcia, University of Minnesota
  • “Washington Women Journalists During the Civil War Era” Maurine Beasley, University of Maryland, College Park
  • “Louisa May Alcott as a Pioneer of Documentary Writing:  Hospital Sketches from a Union Hospital in Georgetown” Lee Jolliffe, Drake University
  • “A Matter of Money: Women’s Civil War Publishing” Ann Colbert, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne
  • “Antebellum Women Foreign Correspondents:  An Alternate Look at the ‘Other’?” Giovanna Dell’Orto, The Associated Press, Atlanta


  • Dinner in the Chickamauga Room
  • Panel:  “Did Newspapers Set the Agenda for the Civil War?” Dwight Teeter, Nancy McKenzie Dupont, S Kittrell Rushing, Robert Dardenne, discussant, and Debra Schwartz, moderator.


Saturday, November 12, 2005

9:00-12:00 a.m.

  • “Broken Shackles:  How Frederick Douglass Used the Freedoms of Press, Speech, and Religion in the Cause of Freedom for the African American Slave, 1847-1863” Kimberly Walker, Georgia State University
  • “The War Within the State:  The Role of newspapers in Missouri’s Secession Crisis” Erika Pribanic-Smith, University of Alabama
  • “’Please Don’t Let Them Hurry Me’:  General George B. McClellan and The New York Times” Crompton Burton, Ohio University
  • “A Voice of the South:  The Transformation of Shelby Foote into Celebrity Historian” David Bulla, Iowa State
  • “Fires of Discontent:  Religious Contradictions in Christian Foundations of the Black Press in America – 1830-1860” Allen Palmer, Brigham Young University and Hyrum Laturner, Prairie Saint College
  • “A Framework of Memory:  Aesthetics and Rhetoric at The Chattanooga National Cemetery” Thomas Ware, UTC

12:00-6:00 p.m.

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

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