Conference Archives

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007

Sheraton Read House Hotel

7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • Opening Remarks: David B. Sachsman, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • “Shelby Foote, The South’s Homer: ‘A Personal Narrative’” Douglas Cupples, University of Memphis
  • “Odd, Honest, Independent: Horace Greeley’s Heroic Transcendental Journalism” James Lundberg, Yale University
  • “‘Echoes’: The Maine Bugle and Memory of the American Civil War” Crompton Burton, Marietta College
  • “A Confederate Journalist in Europe. The Propaganda Mission of Henry Hotze” Lonnie Burnett, University of Mobile
  • “Telling Lincoln’s Story as Correspondent and Friend: Noah Brooks Shares His Personal Observations with America” Malana Salyer, University of Louisville
  • “Home court Advantage? Abraham Lincoln and Coverage of the Emancipation Proclamation by his Hometown Press” Scott Lambert, Oklahoma State University
  • “‘Do Not Place Us Between Two Fires’: Connecticut Soldiers, Connecticut Newspapers, and the Gubernatorial       Election of 1863” Laura Lawfer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • “Sickness from Abroad: Media Framing of New Immigrants and Disease, 1891-1893” Harriet Moore, Georgia State University
  • Panel: “Knights of the Quill: Civil War Correspondents in the South Part 1”
  • “William Tappan Thompson: Humorist, Entrepreneur, Soldier, Editor” Wallace Eberhard, University of Georgia
  • “L.H. Matthews, A.K.A. ‘Nemo’: Traitor or Hero?” Henry Schulte, University of South Carolina

Friday, Nov. 9, 2007

Raccoon Mountain Room of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga University Center

9:00-10:40 a.m.             

  • “Cartoonist Thomas Nast’s 1872 Crusade Against Candidate Horace Greeley” Hazel Dicken-Garcia and Jennifer Moore, University of Minnesota, and William Huntzicker, St. Cloud State University
  • “‘Scenes and Sufferings’ with Nineteenth-Century Eyes: Early Images of Andersonville and Civil War Visual Culture, 1864-1867” Douglas Gardner, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
  • “Widows in Confederate Fiction: ‘The Lives of the Men Would be Changed Comparatively Little’” Jennifer Lynn Gross, Jacksonville State University 
  • “The Newspaper Days of a Future Copperhead: Clement L. Vallandigham as Editor of the Dayton Western Empire” David Bulla, Iowa State University

10:40-10:50 a.m.

  • Refreshments

10:50-12:05 p.m.

  • “‘Independent in Everything – Neutral in Nothing’: Joseph Addison Turner, The Countryman, and the Cultivation of Confederate Nationalism” Michael Bernath, University of Miami
  • “‘War is Thundering at Our Very Gates’: Texas Newspapers During the Civil War” Mary M. Cronin, New Mexico State University
  • “Fortune’s New York” Claire Serant, St. John’s University

12:05-1:30 p.m.

  • Luncheon in the Chickamauga Room
  • “Frederick Douglass, James W. Carey, and the Missing Final Page of Journalism History” David Mindich, St. Michael’s College


  • "Beyond Fanatics and Fire-Eaters: Lorman A. Ratner and the Prosperity/Anxiety Theme in the Mid-1850s Popular Press" Dwight Teeter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Panel: “Minority Voices: Women, African Americans, and a Jewish Editor” Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers University, moderator
  • "Women and Early Development of the Concept of Media Responsibility" Hazel Dicken-Garcia, University of Minnesota
  • "A Woman's Place: Defiance and Obedience-Newspaper Stories about Women during the Trial of John Brown" Brian Gabrial, Concordia University
  • "From Slave to Citizen: Visual Depictions of African Americans in Harper’s Weekly during Reconstruction" Jennifer Moore, University of Minnesota
  • "David Naar and New Jersey Democrats during the Civil War" Barbara Straus Reed, Rutgers University

3:30-3:40 p.m.

  • Refreshments

3:40-6:30 p.m.

  • “Trapped in a Spider’s Web: Three Organizations that Struggled for Free Speech in the Comstock Era” Janice Wood, Texas Christian University
  • “Life of the Image/Text: Reading the Sketches of the Civil War ‘Specials’” Nirmal Trivedi, Boston College
  • “Communities at War: Ohio Republicans' Attacks on Democratic Newspapers” Brett Barker, University of Wisconsin — Marathon County     
  • Panel: “Sensationalism and Crime in 19th Century Newspapers” Jack Breslin, Iona College, moderator
  • “If It Bled. It Led: Sensationalism in 19th Century Crime Reporting" Jack Breslin, Iona College
  • “News, Pictures, and Sensationalism" William Huntzicker, St. Cloud State University
  • “Crime, Sensationalism, and the 'Journalism of Action'” Joe Campbell, American University
  • "Great Story, Bad Law: Georgia Editors and the Movement to End Public Hangings" Wallace Eberhard, University of Georgia

6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Dinner in the Chickamauga Room
  • “In Search of Fresh Methodology” Joe Campbell, American University

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Raccoon Mountain Room. University Center

9:00-12:30 p.m.

  • “Civil War Obituaries and the Making of Memory" Michelle Harper, Readex Director of Product Management
  • “‘A Soldier of the 29th’: The Civil War Correspondence of Texas Editor Charles DeMorse” Mary M. Cronin, New Mexico State University
  • “Beyond the Household Gate: Women War Correspondents in the Confederacy” Debra van Tuyll, Augusta State University
  • “Cuba's ‘Hot Little Rebel’ and Spain's ‘Criminal Fugitive’: Perspectives on Gender” Carol Wilcox, Virginia State University
  • “New Technologies in Printing at the End of the 19th Century” Chris Harris, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Panel: “Knights of the Quill: Civil War Correspondents in the South, Part 2” Ford Risley, Pennsylvania State University, moderator
  • Introduction: Debra van Tuyll, Augusta State University
  • “P.W.A.,” “A,” and “Sallust” Ford Risley, Pennsylvania State University
  • “Elusive Henry Perry” Jinx Broussard and Skye Chance Cooley, Louisiana State University
  • “William Wallace Screws” Brad Hamm, Indiana University
  • “Roving Reporter: Samuel Chester Reid” Mark Dolan, University of Mississippi
  • Discussion continues while the group visits Chattanooga’s historic Civil War Sites (includes lunch and dinner).

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All paper sessions are free and open to the public.