The Stephen A. Douglas History Symposium Committee invites paper and/or presentation proposals for the second biennial Stephen A. Douglas History Symposium to be held April 28, 2001, in Decatur, Illinois. Proposals should examine individuals, institutions, social customs, politics, settlement, railroads and transportation, religion, immigration, agriculture, technology, science, gender studies, ethnicity, work, family, or museum/site interpretations of these factors in the 19th Century. The Committee particularly welcomes topics related to Douglas, his life and times, issues associated with him, and proposals involving 19th Century Illinois or the region known in Douglas's time as the West.
Proposals should include a brief abstract of the paper or presentation and a vita for the presenter(s). Proposals will be received until November 30, 2000.
Proposals and inquiries should be sent to: Brent Wielt, Macon County Conservation District, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521.
Macon County Conservation District
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