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SCHA 2023 Newberry College
Saturday, March 04

Center for Teacher Education (CTE) at the former Speers Street Elementary School
1121 Speers Street, Newberry, SC

Registration & Continental          8:00-9:00 
Gnann Conference Center, CTE 118

Session One                                  9:00–10:15

Panel One: “Aspects of Colonial Life”—CTE Room 111
Chair and Discussant: Alice Taylor-Colbert
  • Elizabeth Sanford, Independent Scholar
    • “’The Popery of Government’: The Entanglement of Transatlantic Anticlericalism and Identity Formation in the Chesapeake Colonies”
  • Michael Morris, College of Coastal Georgia

    • “William Henry Lyttelton and the road to the Fort Prince George Massacre”

Panel Two: “South Carolina in Black and White:” A Roundtable—CTE Room 113
Moderator: Alexia Helsley

  • “South Carolina in Black and White: Changing Narratives in History and Political Science at Newberry College”

  • Laura Roost, Creighton University

  • Ramon Jackson, Newberry College

  • J. Tracy Power, Newberry College

Panel Three: "Teaching the Past”—CTE Room 115
Moderator: Fritz Hamer

  • Elizabeth Georgian, University of South Carolina Aiken

    • “Ellenton, SC: Helping Students Remember those left Behind by the Cold War”

  • Travis D. Boyce, San Jose State University

    • "Assessing Student Learning in an Emerging Ethnic Studies Curriculum: A Rebuttal of Nikki Haley."

Session Two                               10:30– 11:45

Panel Four: “New Perspectives on the American Revolution”—CTE 111
Chair and Discussant: Michael Morris
  • Robert S. Davis, Wallace State College

    • “Fathers of Failure: The Architects of the British Southern Strategy of the American Revolution, 1775-1782”

  • Jeffrey Leatherwood, American Military University

    • “Encounter at Big Glades: a Tale of Rescue and Race from the Revolutionary War”


Panel Five: “Twentieth Century: Change, Protest & Memory”—CTE 113
Chair and Discussant: Melissa DeVelvis

  • Harris Bailey, Clemson University

    • “The Battle of Sommocolonia: The African American Alamo”

  • Joe Dunn, Converse University

    • “’History Must be Kept Alive…Lest We Forget’: The 1969 and 1970 Voorhees College Student Protests”

  • Fritz Hamer, South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

    • “Vietnam Veterans’ Experience and Memories: Comparative Study of War, Memory, and National Reconciliation”

Lunch, Keynote, Business           12:00–1:45

Gnann Conference Center, CTE 118

Keynote address: "Plymouth or Jamestown: Where Did Democracy Really Begin?"
Dr. Joseph P. Kelly, Professor, Department of English; Director of Irish and Irish American Studies, College of Charleston

Business meeting to follow.

Session Three                               2:00– 3:15

Panel Six: “Slavery: Then & Now”—CTE 111

Chair and Discussant: Felice Knight

  • Brent Morris, Clemson University

    • ““The Celebrated Bandit Joe”: Conspiracies, Marronage, and the Precarity of Slavery in South Carolina, 1821-1823”

  • Jordan Stenger, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

    • “A Quilt of Many Stories”


Panel Seven: “A World of Violence”—CTE 115
Chair and Discussant: Jeffrey Leatherwood

  • John Paul Hill, Toccoa Falls College

    • “Baseball and the Outlaw: George P. Dovey, Jesse James, and the 1880 Mercer, Kentucky, Robbery”

  • Carol Loar, University of South Carolina Upstate

    • “A Tale of Two Wives: Domestic Violence, Reputation, and Lynching in Nineteenth Century South Carolina”

Session Four                                3:30– 4:45

Panel Eight: “The Civil War and Its Aftermath”—CTE 113

Chair and Discussant: Trae Welborn

  • Rodney J. Steward, University of South Carolina Salkehatchie

    • “Confiscating the Home Front: The Confederate Act of Sequestration”

  • Kenneth Alford, Brigham Young University

    • “Saving Utah from Itself: The Grand Army of the Republic’s Anti‐Polygamy Campaign”

  • Edwin C. Breeden, South Carolina Department of Archives and History

    • “Liberia of Marlboro: Conceptualizing and Documenting a “Suburban” Freedmen’s Village in the South Carolina Pee Dee”


Panel Nine: “Women’s Issues”—CTE 115
Chair and Discussant: Victoria Musheff

  • Melissa DeVelvis, Augusta University
    • “Secession Through Washington's Eyes: The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and the Rhetoric of Revolution on the Eve of the Civil War”
  • Alexia Helsley, University of South Carolina Aiken
    • “The Short & Eventful Life of Mary Eleanor Laurens Pinckney”
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