As part of the nationwide commemoration of George Washington on the bicentennial of his death, this public symposium will use the life of the most prominent Southerner of his time as a reference point for examining larger issues in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century South. Nationally known and emerging scholars of Southern history, literature, and culture will come together to assess the historical and cultural legacy of the evolving South during the early years of the new republic. The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on October 28 and 29, 1999, and in Natchez on October 30, 1999.
Sessions are free and open to the public, though registration is required. To register, contact Continuing Education at the address or telephone below.
Symposium speakers and topics:
Wendell Garrett, "The Great Experiment: George Washington and the Old South"
Peter Wood, "George Washington, Dragging Canoe, and Southeastern Indian Resistance"
Sophie White, "`This Gown (...) Was Much Admired and Caused Much Jealousy': Fashion and the Forging of Identities in French Colonial New Orleans"
Daniel Usner, "Re-mapping Boundaries in the Old Southwest, 1783-1795"
Carla Mulford, "George Washington, the South, and the Poetics of National Memory"
Sylvia Frey, "The Role of Race in the Making of the American Revolution"
Theda Perdue, "George Washington's Indian Policy: `Civilizing' Southern Indians"
Martin Brueckner, "Mapping the South: Image, Archive, and the Construction of Regional Identity in the Age of Washington"
Warren Hofstra, "`And Die by Inches': George Washington and the Encouter of Cultures on the Southern Colonial Frontier"
David Shields, "George and Martha Washington and the Republican Court"
Robbie Ethridge, "The Creeks and the Americans in the Age of Washington"
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