South Carolina Historial Association 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference SC Department of Archives & History Saturday, March 10, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm    Friday Night Reception - Bristro, Courtyard Marriot*

*See end of schedule for hotel address and information on rates. 

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Light Breakfast - Proprietor's Hall, SCDAH

9:00 - 10:20 am - Session One

Panel 1 - Colonial Petitions and Profits

Chair and Comment: Michael Morris, College of Coastal Georgia

"Several and Very Great Deviances:"Petitioning for County Courts in Colonial South Carolina, 1721 – 1767

Paul Bartow - University of South Carolina

"Punishment, Profit, Philanthropy, and Patriotism: Managing the Charles Town Workhouse on the Eve of the American Revolution"

John J. Navin - Coastal Carolina University

"For God or Mammon: The Issue of the Tithe in Colonial Brazil"

Kim Richardson - USC Lancaster

Panel 2 - Diplomacy & Warfare in the 1860's
Michael Bonner - USC Lancaster

"It was not my intention to take any prisoners": Contemporary Views of the 1863 Massacre at Bear River

Kenneth L. Alford - Brigham Young University

Deviant Diplomacy: William Seward's Secret War

Paige Weaver - University of South Carolina

Panel 3 - American Perspectives on War in Early 20th Century

Chair and Comment: Fritz Hamer, SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

"Teddy Bears for Terrorists: President Theodore Roosevelt and America's First War on Terrorism

Martin Scott Cantino - Liberty University

"Feathers and Cowbells: the Experience of a S.C. native in the Closing Hours of World War I"

Joyce Wood - Anderson University

10:30 - 11:50 Session Two

Panel 4 - Gender, Behavior and Family in Mid-19th Century

Session Chair and Comment: Angela Elder, Converse College

"I Could Not Allow Nature to Have Its Course": Mourning Behaviour and Class in Antebellum Charleston

Anne Marie Martin - University of Arkansas

"Did You Ever Hear of a Man Having a Child?": An Examination of the Social, Economic and Political Benefits of Being an African-American Female Solider During America's Civil Wars

Partick J. Doyle - University of South Carolina 

Panel 5 - 19th Century Industry Reform and 20th Century Unionism


"The Magic Wand of the Manufacturer": Leading Sourthern Manufacturers, Mill Towns, and Antebellum Reform

Francis M. Curran - West Virginia University

"The Quest for Streetcar Unionism in the Carolina Piedmont, 1919-22"

Jeffrey Leatherwood - University of South Carolina

Panel 6 - Topics in South Carolina History

Chair and Comment: Andrew Myers, USC Upstate

"Solving the Two-Hundred-Year-Old Mystery of South Carolina's Turkish People"

Glen Browder with Terri Ann Ognibene Jacksonville State University

"Relief, Recreation, Racism at Lake Greenwood State Park, 1938-1942"

Bob Waller - Clemson Univeristy

"River's Bridge Confederate Memorial Day Services as Resistance to Integration"

Dan Bell SC State Park Service

12:00 - 2:10 Lunch, Keynote and Business Meeting

"Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness: Why Is It So Darned Hard?"

David Shi, Furman University President Emeritus

2:20 - 3:40 Session Three

Panel 7 - Politics and Power in 20th Century America

Chair and Comment: Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, USC Aiken

"Truman the Usurper: The 1952 Steel Seizure and the Sourthern Fear of Federal, Executive Power"

Ryan Antonucci - Univeristy of South Carolina

"The Kirkpatrick Doctrine Revisited"

Bianca J - Rowlett USC Sumter

"Rights, and Firing Lines: The Sourthern Negro Youth Congress and the Anti-Communist Crusade 1936-1949"

David Rothmund - College of Charleston

Panel 8 - Otherness and Opportunity in History

Chair and Commentator: Amanda Mushal, The Citadel

"Trezzvant W. Anderson and "Come Out Fighting": Confronting Otherness in WWII America

Willie J. Griffin, The Citadel

"Seventh-Century Otherness for a Tenth-Century World: Anglo-Saxon Raiders in the "Irish Life of Adamnan"

Melanie C. Maddox, The Citadel

"The Provencal Factor in Alfonso II of Aragon's Commercial Network"

Ernest Jenkins USC Lancaster

Panel 9 - History & Memory

Chair and Comment: Beth Georgian, USC Aiken

"Touching History: Preserving & Experiencing Historical Connections - The "pilgrim of Liberty" Lafayette"s Return to SC in 1825

Alexia Helsley, USC Aiken

"History is Not the Past but an Argument about the Past: Documenting and Interpreting Difficult History(ies) to Inform a Better Future"

Tracy Power, Newberry College

"Revolution Not Rebellion: The Impact of Interpreting the Stono Rebellion on Early U.S. Curriculum"

Gregg Lightfoot, Miami County Day School

Hotel Information

Arranged by Brenda Schoolfield. The Courtyard by Marriott has a standing SC Archives and History rate of $114 per night. Just mention the SC Archives when booking your reservation. It is located at 111 Gateway Corporation Blvd., Columbia, SC 29203 and is located less than a mile from the conference location. 

There will be an informal reception in the "Bistro" inside the Courtyard from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, March 9. Many of us plan to enjoy a dinner there.  They also have a bar available.