Our exhibition, "Realignment and Revolution: The First Generation of the Republican Party," will provide the occasion and the setting for a scholarly symposium to be held at the Library Company of Philadelphia on Saturday, October 28, 2000. A select group of prominent historians will present their original papers, each exploring an important dimension of the party's character and consequence. Supported by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the intent of the symposium is to present a wide and varied canvas of party formation, growth, and meaning during the Civil War era. More information about the symposium will be posted on our website (www.librarycompany.org). Those interested are encouraged to register for the event by email.
Speakers and Topics:
Eric Foner (Columbia University): "The Ideology of the Republican Party"
Michael Holt (University of Virginia): "Making and Mobilizing the Republican Party"
Phillip Paludan (University of Kansas): "The Party in Power: Winning the War and Making the Peace"
Mark E. Neely (Penn State University): "Lincoln, the Republican Party, and the 'New Birth of Freedom'"
Jean Baker (Goucher College): "Defining Postwar Republicanism"
Brooks D. Simpson (Arizona State University)"The Reforging of a Majority"
Professor Robert Francis Engs, Dept. of History, U. of Pennsylvania
Professor Randall M. Miller, Dept. of History, St. Joseph's University
EXHIBITION ORGANIZER: Philip Lapsansky, The Library Co. of Philadelphia
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